Ancona Duck Hatch Incoming!! Maybe EARLY!?!?

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by mlsouth, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. mlsouth

    mlsouth Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2014
    Hi everyone!! I am so super excited!!! Admittedly I'm really nervous too. I have hatched lots of chicken eggs before, but never duck. About a month ago I ordered 6 Ancona hatching eggs on ebay, because of rough shipping by the USPS three of the eggs were damaged, so I set the other three in my new Brinsea Mini Advance incubator. Well today ends day 22 of the incubation, all the candling up to this point seems to have shown perfect development, but its just so close to time that I'm getting nervous. I catch myself looking at the eggs every hour or so (even though its still 5 days till scheduled hatch) I'm driving myself crazy LOL. I candled last night and saw the ducklings kinda pushing at the air cell membrane in all three eggs. Ill post pics from earlier in the incubation. So here is my thing, they look like they might hatch early from the movement (sometimes the eggs rock around in the bator by themselves) I know my temperature was spot on the whole time (humidity too) so I'm wondering if anyone else has ever had ducklings hatch early? And if so, how early?? Ill shut up now :)

    day 4

    day 7
  2. Corny Caleb

    Corny Caleb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2014
    I don't have any experience in hatching duck eggs, But I'd love to follow this thread too see how it goes! good luck! ( I'm also trying to incubate emu eggs at the moment but since that can take up to 60 days, I have been following other people's hatch alongs that are a bit shorter lol).

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