Duckling internally pipped WAYYY to early!!!

bravevline

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Tonight, I candled my eggs, and I think it has internally pipped. The bill is through the shell and I feel little tiny taps like it is trying to peck a hole in the shell. It was not set to hatch until the 22nd. Is it ok!?!?!?
 

Amiga

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I am not a hatcher but I have been reading some of the threads.

What I have read is that sometimes, they are just a little early. Also, if the temperature has been a little on the high side, that can accelerate the process.

Have you read the sticky on Hatching Waterfowl? It looks pretty good.

What is your humidity? That is another critical thing, with some confusion about relative humidity versus wet bulb humidity. Many first-timers seem to keep the humidity too high, and that can be a big problem.
 
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