Day 29 hatching duck eggs but still no pip

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ashleyerden, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. Ashleyerden

    Ashleyerden Hatching

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    Some of my eggs are at day 29 and some are at day 30, none have pipped yet out of 10 eggs. I'm wondering if I should open my incubator and try candling or inspecting the eggs? I know that they were fine when I put them on lockdown. I've kept my humidity between 60 and 66%. I have a 48 egg automatic incubator. This is my 1st time hatching. I had chicken eggs in with them and I've already gotten what I'm going to hatch out of those I removed the rest and just left the Ducks.
     
  2. JudysMuscovy

    JudysMuscovy Songster

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    What kind of ducks?
     
  3. Ashleyerden

    Ashleyerden Hatching

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    Rouen and Cayuga
     
  4. JudysMuscovy

    JudysMuscovy Songster

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  5. Ashleyerden

    Ashleyerden Hatching

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    There was finally a pip on one egg last night this morning when I checked there was still no more progress. I've been waiting all day and checking with no progress so I decided to help. I went ahead and zipped the egg it's moving in there but it's not peeping at me. I waited a couple hours came back and decided to try to take off some more shell. The membrane is very white and seems pretty dry so I wrapped it with a warm wet washcloth and picked more of the shell away. It peeped at me a little bit and wiggled and it looks like there's a second membrane! I see blood and yellow so I put it back in the incubator on top of my damp washcloth. I'm thinking it might not be ready to come out.
     
  6. Ashleyerden

    Ashleyerden Hatching

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  7. JudysMuscovy

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    They can take up to 3 days to hatch from external pip I would not mess with it and let it hatch on it's own - the yellow means the yolk has not absorbed and if you mess with that it will die
     

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