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Day 27 with Pekins and still NOTHING!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Islandmom511, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Islandmom511

    Islandmom511 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone gone to the day before D-day and nothing? I'm not getting any movement, chirps, pips, tapping, NOTHING! Starting to get disappointed...Candled at day 25 and they were alive and pushing at the air sac, but have been really good at keeping hands off since then. They don't have much room for movement with the chickubator...do they like more room to move during hatching? Starting to give up hope [​IMG]
     
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  2. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry to hear, but it's probably time to end it and just to an eggtopsy and see how far along they developed.
     
  3. Islandmom511

    Islandmom511 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I forgot to mention they're ducks! So 28 day incubation...
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Ducks take a VERY long time to hatch, they can internally pip, wait hours then externally pip, more waiting before zipping, more waiting then finally hatch. If your temps were slightly lower it will cause the hatch to run longer.
     
  5. Islandmom511

    Islandmom511 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Great to know! Thanks for making me feel better. my temps were between 98-102 the whole time, but fluctuated bc I have a cheapo Chickubator...so maybe that's why.
     
  6. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Did you candle before locking down? If so and you still had wigglers I would wait it out. Is the humidity nigh enough for them? (70%)
     
  7. Islandmom511

    Islandmom511 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I did and they were moving and I could actually see them pushing at the air sac. Not sure what the humidity is...I don't have a hydrometer [​IMG] The directions on the chickubator just tell me to fill one of the hollow legs with water and that is it...
     

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