Day 30

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cowlady11, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. cowlady11

    cowlady11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I candled my duck egg yesterday, and it appeared to break into the air pocket. Today the duckling is moving around a lot but still no progress. Should I help it along or just leave it? I really dont want it to die on me since it is the only egg that made it this far...
     
  2. josh_bigler

    josh_bigler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what breed of duck? i wouldnt help it if it hadnt pipped yet,
     
  3. cowlady11

    cowlady11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is either a pekin, rouen, or a mix of the two. I bought rouen eggs on ebay and the seller threw in an extra which said rouen/pekin on it...of course that happened to be the only one that developed lol
     
  4. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can take up to 2 days for a duckling to hatch, even after it pipps... Quit taking the egg out of the bator or you will kill it. The duck eggs need the high humidity to keep the shell softer and make it easier for the duckling to hatch. Make sure the humidity is about 75% and leave it be. Duct tape the bator shut if you need to but dont take it out any more. Jenn
     
  5. cowlady11

    cowlady11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bahhh it's soooo hard to wait but thanks for the advice
     
  6. cowlady11

    cowlady11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I FINALLY SEE A CRACK!!! Im sooo excited
     

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