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Duck Hatching Question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JewelBirds, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. JewelBirds

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    Hi, I have a Muscovy duck egg, day 29, that internally pipped today. My question has to do with duck eggs in general. I have heard/read that they take longer between stages in the hatching process? Is this correct? How long after the internal pip should I expect it to externally pip? Also, what percent humidity should I set the hatching incubator to? Right now it's 65%. 20180810_145808.jpg
     
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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    It’s 35 days for Muscovy.
     
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  4. JewelBirds

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    Oh sorry for the confusion, I mean how long does it take from internal pipping to external pipping, external pipping to zipping?
     
  5. Knighstar679

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    It varies from duckling to duckling but it is not uncommon for it to take 24 hours from internal pip to get an external pip then it could take up to another 48 hours after that for them to do zipping and finally hatch. It’s enough to drive you batty.
     
  6. JewelBirds

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    All right, after FIVE days, the duckling finally hatched! I was very tempted to help, and when he started zipping and got stuck early this morning I did help finish it up for him.
    Here's the little guy/gal that tested my patience :love:barnie
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Oh my gosh how cute :love Congrats!
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Go Team Tube Feeding! Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    :love so cute!

    Thanks for the update, this is a great reference for people.

    @WVduckchick , @Pyxis, just an fyi for you. :D
     
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  9. Knighstar679

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    Congrats it’s adorable!!
     
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