Do Indian Runners take longer to hatch than say a chicken baby?

Lobzi

Crowing
13 Years
May 6, 2008
2,308
256
336
San Francisco Bay Area, EB
I have been waiting about 24 hours for a couple of pipping ducklings to hatch out. I can see fluttering movements when I candle so I know there is life. Im just concerned because after breaking the shell a bit there has been no further shell breaking. I thought for sure they would be out of their shells this morning.
Should I intervene? Or should I say, when should I consider intervening?
 

Amiga

Overrun with Runners
11 Years
Jan 3, 2010
23,213
2,820
551
Southern New England
I am not a hatcher, but from what I read, it takes quite a while for ducklings to make the great escape. Those shells are thick, and it can take more than a day from the time they start, if I recall correctly from what I have read here.
 

Lobzi

Crowing
13 Years
May 6, 2008
2,308
256
336
San Francisco Bay Area, EB
Thank you. I decided to at least break open the place where the pip was so the duckling could get oxygen. Both are resting but at least have air. while they do so.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom