Duck Todays is Hatching day

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LauraSBale, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well nothing is happening, i thought i would wake up to some pepping, I have 5 eggs, and before lock down all 5 had movement in them, i checked them this morning, and only 1 i can feel movement in [​IMG]

    i candled the other 4 and dont see any movement or anything, I hope nothing happened to them in the last 3 days [​IMG]
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I don't know anything about ducks but are you suppost to candle them on the day they are due to hatch? Shouldn't you wait a couple of days? Sending you some good hatching vibs. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Ducks-R-Us

    Ducks-R-Us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, today is day 30 for me and a call duck just hatched. Call ducks are supposed to take 26 days. Also I just got a pip on my last Magpie egg. The first one hatched on day 27. So just leave the eggs for a couple more days and make sure the humidity stays high.
    Good Luck!
     
  4. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks
    I have it about 60% hum, is that ok or should it be higher

    last month my 2 ducks hatched 24 and 25 days, i will keep watching, [​IMG] there Rouen x Magpies
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2009
  5. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Maybe your temp was down so they are taking a little longer? Again, I know nothing about ducks only that I would like to see pics when they hatch. I'm thinking positive for you. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If today is hatching day, then you should not open the incubator to candle or feel the eggs. You run the very high risk of shrink-wrapping the duckling inside the membrane. Best of luck and hope you end up with at least a few!

    ~Cherlyn
     

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