Duck eggs piping day 21??

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  1. harmesonfarm

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    hi there, new to ducks.

    I have 9 cayuga eggs in the incubator for my 2nd hatch of them...first hatch they pipped and hatched day 29...this 2nd hatch they have pipped and are rocking on day 21!!!

    Has this happened before to anyone?? I'm almost wondering if there was a mistake with the breeder and I got chicken eggs :th

    Incubation humidity has been 50-55%, temperature 36.6-37.3 C

    Help! Are they going to be ok? :hit
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    That is very early, any chance they may have been sat on by a hen before you started incubating them?
     
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    Possibly...i have no idea! They would have sat room temperature for almost 2 whole days though in between me getting them
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Hmm, do you have a picture of the eggs?
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    My Call egg were due Friday this week and hatching today..Piped yesterday...All assisted hatches too..Humidity must of been high and temp was too warm is my theory ?....
     
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    Here is a photo of the eggs @Pyxis

    The one egg I had that was piped (also the one that was slightly different than any of the others) has now hatched a chick... ahhhhk! :barnie

    I am hoping that the one is the only mistake and somehow got accidentally put in, with the other 8 eggs remaining (none have piped but have rocked) are still
    Cayugas!! :fl

    Is it possible for duck eggs to rock 8 days before hatch date?? :confused:
     

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  7. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Yep, I suspected the early hatcher was going to be a chick, 21 days is just way too early for any ducklings, lol. The rest look like they could be duck eggs, so those hopefully will hatch when you expect them to :)
     
  8. harmesonfarm

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    I was thinking that too, timing was too perfect.

    Looks like the one is a chicken and the rest are still incubating. Fingers crossed for a great hatch still!
     
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