Could use some help here I think I want to cry

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bubblebean11, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. bubblebean11

    bubblebean11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2009
    20 min N of Denver
    [​IMG]I have 4 duck eggs that were supposed to hatch yesterday. They are still alive and the egg sacks are really big, can they still hatch?? Help please
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2009
  2. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2007
    Fair Oaks, California
    i'm sorry i don't have any answers for you. i've never incubated duck eggs. But with chicken eggs, it's not unusual to have them hatch a day or sometimes two days after they're supposed to. Hopefully a duck specialist can give you a better answer.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    sometimes they are late... give them another day, with proper humidity...

    but if you've been looking at them, that means you took them out of lockdown..... a big no- no.
  4. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2008
    The hardest thing to do is to not open the incubator the last few days. Since you know that they are still moving boost your humidity and get the brooder ready.

    Temp. variations can cause a hatch to be a little late or the day count could be off. the first full day of incubation is day 1. Like if I set eggs at noon one day the next day would be day one.

    Seems that different breeds of ducks have different incubation times too so you may need to look up the time for your breed.
  5. chris_m90731

    chris_m90731 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    i it possible to assist in cracking the egg and releasing them from bondage???
  6. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Don't touch! Keep lid closed, and don't move them! Sometimes it can take a while!
  7. Daisygirl

    Daisygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    New Zealand
    Good luck!! [​IMG]
  8. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    I agree with the others don't open the bator or remove the eggs! [​IMG] Good Luck with your duckies
  9. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    Any good news today?? Fingers crossed for you.
  10. bubblebean11

    bubblebean11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2009
    20 min N of Denver
    I know Im way late in responding... I did get one beautiful baby named Plumpton!! s/he is doing great and you should see how big s/he has grown. I now have another appleyard in the incubator set to hatch around the 8th or so!! Candled and is a movin somethin fierce. [​IMG]

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