Duck Egg Starting To hatch

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GeckoChicken, May 15, 2018.

  1. GeckoChicken

    GeckoChicken In the Brooder

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    Hello! It’s been about 30 days since I put this eeg and the incubator and now it is cracked open and we heard some chirping. Now the chirping has stopped and he has stopped trying to break through. It’s been cracked open for about 10 minutes. Should I help him? This is my first time so please help. Thanks!
     
  2. littlecollier

    littlecollier Songster

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    From what I’ve read around the forums, it can take over 24 hours for some ducks to hatch. I’m sure the experts around here will weigh in, but I believe you’ve got plenty of time before you need to worry.

    :pop
     
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  3. GeckoChicken

    GeckoChicken In the Brooder

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    Wow! I didnt know that. Thank you!
     
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  4. Golden Brahma 64

    Golden Brahma 64 Songster

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    I just had some ducklings hatch under mama duck this morning. I’ll post pics when she decides to let me see them :celebrate
     
  5. GeckoChicken

    GeckoChicken In the Brooder

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    Awesome! Ours are being incubated but I’d like to leave them with Mom eventually
     
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  6. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Ducks can actually take well over 24 hours, even up to 40 hours from the first pip to the time they fully hatch. DO NOT intervene too soon.

    After it pips, it still has a lot of time to absorb the yolk. Helping it out of the shell too soon is usually a death sentence, because the yolk will easily rupture. So hang in there!
     
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  7. GeckoChicken

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    Thank you so much! He’s starting to chirp some more so I think he’s doing good. I’ll keep everyone posted.
     
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