Day 37 Muscovy eggs and still no hatch

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bernadettelopez, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. bernadettelopez

    bernadettelopez Out Of The Brooder

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    It is day 37 of my Muscovy sitting her her nest and there is no sign of peeping but I know they are still alive. Anyone had experiences with very late hatches? Maybe because it's cooler this time of year? Been between 0-10 Celsius over the hatch cycle with an average of 5 Celsius.
     
  2. hanjj033

    hanjj033 Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in an extremely hot an humid environment and my ducks eggs under a female usually take a bit longer then the usual 28 days (They are not muscovies). So it could take even longer in a cold environment. In the incubator, I once had 1 egg hatch a week and a half after it was supposed to hatch. I put it in the bin and it hatched before I took the bin out (lucky!). So give it a few more days, especially if its under a broody, these things never happen on time!
     
  3. CluksNDucks

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    I too am waiting on Muscovy eggs. My friend has a hen that has been sitting for very close if not over the 37 day mark. When I candled the eggs in Mid January they looked like they were already around 20 days. She has had a couple rotten ones the last 2 weeks but nothing since then. The hen steals eggs that the chickens lay next to her and sits on those too. She gets up once a day to go to the creek and clean off and she's got food and water close so we figure it's not hurtin gher any to stay there but we were kind of o=hoping for some babies.
     
  4. bernadettelopez

    bernadettelopez Out Of The Brooder

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    And so it begins on day 40! I knew that if any would hatch first it would be this one!
     
  5. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    In my incubator I had some that pipped internally and externally before and didn't hatch for a week or maybe it was a week and 5 days either way they took a while
     
  6. bernadettelopez

    bernadettelopez Out Of The Brooder

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    3 healthy ducklings so far! One more is pipping and 2 are active inside the egg still. All a bit late but I am so happy my first batch is going pretty darn smoothly!
     
  7. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sooo cuuutttteeeee !!!!!!!!!! Congratulations !!!! R u imprinting them?
     
  8. bernadettelopez

    bernadettelopez Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you mean human imprinting?
     
  9. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes like they see u as mom, like how they imprint on their mother
     
  10. bernadettelopez

    bernadettelopez Out Of The Brooder

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    Kind of but they seem more than happy with each other. I will be keeping the human connection with them for sure though!
     

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