Duck eggs haven't hatched??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jfinn57, May 4, 2016.

  1. jfinn57

    jfinn57 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, my mallard duck has been sitting on her nest for about 5 weeks now. The eggs haven't hatched and now I'm quite worried. This is her first set of ducklings (and the first time one of my ducks is having ducklings) so I don't really know what to do. I've been very hands-off for the entire process and just let her do her thing because my ducks are half wild. I raised them but now they do their own thing outside and are self sufficient. Is there any way to salvage the ducklings?
     
  2. Doro

    Doro Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in the middle of my first hatching too so I'm no expert, but from what I've read if they've gone that long they probably aren't viable. :( There are some breeds that have longer incubations but most are 28.
     
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  3. jfinn57

    jfinn57 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah thats what I heard...I just kinda realized it had been awhile and was surprised they hadnt hatched yet so I looked it up and realized how short the gestation period actually was. Thanks though.
     

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