Day 31, Are my ducks going to hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ZoeS95423, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I decide when my ducks arent going to hatch?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Have you candled the eggs? I'm assuming that they are not muscovy eggs which take 35 days to hatch. Wait a couple of more days and then immerse them one at a time in warm water. If there is a noticeable rocking, they are still viable. If your temps have been low or the eggs got chilled during the incubating process, this can extend the incubation period.
     
  3. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled them the other day, and there were clearly ducklings in them.. A few days ago they were all rocking like crazy, and early today I thought I heard one peep, but that might have been the ones that have already hatched :p
    Im just sad because I had 15 eggs, and only 3 have hatched [​IMG]
     
  4. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any one else have any ideas
     
  5. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ?
     
  6. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well tomorrow im going to throw the eggs out, they will be 4 days over due.
     
  7. SycolinWoodsChickens

    SycolinWoodsChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear that none hatched. We had to throw a batch out at day 31 last week too. Out of 12 eggs between two broody hens we only have 1 duckling.
    The two that did hatch (one died a day later) they were pipping on day 28 - right on schedule. And the eggs rocked when I sprayed them with warm water.

    You might want to candle one last time and think about starting over.
     
  8. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the day before their hatch date, they were all rocking like crazy...
    then one hatched,
    then another,
    then no more. :-/ I dont really have the money anymore eggs though, unless my ducks start laying soon.
     

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