Duck Hatching Problems!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by livnitup347, May 13, 2009.

  1. livnitup347

    livnitup347 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I have been incubating eggs that my Blue Swedish Duck has been laying. She has been mating with my Pekin Duck but i was told that the mix in breeds is ok. The first hatch date (28 days) was for Sunday however none of the eggs have hatched. However I candled about three of the eggs, about an hour ago and inside I can see the duckling and movement! Am I doing something wrong? Please Help I am getting nervous! Could it be the mix in breed?
    Thanks, Steve
     
  2. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure they are fine...your incubator may be a little cool...leave the lid shut and keep the humidity up!
    Maybe next time, not now, but next time you could fuss with the temp to raise it a tiny bit...
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I agree, sounds like your temps were too low on this one. Just leave it be and bump up the humidity, they should be all right.
     
  4. livnitup347

    livnitup347 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the input! I guess i will just wait it out and see what happens!
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Low temps = slow hatch.

    Or maybe your babies are just lazy [​IMG]

    Just relax. I bet they will be out in a couple of days.
     

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