Duck incubation running long

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by houndsrtops, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. houndsrtops

    houndsrtops In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2008
    I'm on day 29 for duck incubation. 10 viable eggs total, 7 of them hatched 2-3 days early and are doing fine. The remaining 3 are now on day 29, are still showing signs of life but have not broken thru to the air cells, which are quite small. I had a weird temp/humidity fluctuation ( temp dropped a few degrees, humidity spiked to around 80%) around the time that the 1st seven were moved from incubator to hatcher. I have regained the temp and humidity levels, so I guess my question what?? Should I wait this out or intervene is some way? Thank you for your help.
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Nothing unusual for ducks to go past 28 days. Many will be 30 - 31. My longest to date is 34 days to hatch.

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