duck egg is hatching - what to expect?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by heksa, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. heksa

    heksa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a Pekin duck egg. It's our first. Honestly, I didn't think it would work.

    It's been about 4 weeks since my husband and kids set the eggs in a very primitive incubator. I didn’t even think they were fertile.

    Well, yesterday we noticed a little hole cracking, we can hear chirps and pecking. The egg shakes from time to time. Honestly, I’m terrified. I do not know what to expect.

    It’s been now about a day and the hole/crack is not getting any bigger. The chirps seem stronger. How long the hatching should last? Should I be worried that there is still no progress?
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    How is the little one doing?

    Chickens can take over 24 hours from pip to zip/hatch. Not sure if ducklings are the same, but think so - my ducks hatch their ducklings, I have never hatched ducks in the incubator.
     
  3. heksa

    heksa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It did not end well. [​IMG]

    Very heartbreaking experience.

    Thanks for asking.
     
  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Oh I am so sorry [​IMG]
     

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