ducklings hatching tomorrow

snackquack

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May 4, 2017
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tomorrow is the hatch day for my duck eggs. i know it can take them awhile to hatch, but this is my first time and im really nervous. i want to know what i should be expecting, looking for, and doing. any tips are appreciated! and i might post pictures if all goes well.
 

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You should first be able to hear them peeping. After that (approx. 24 hours) you should see a small hole in the shell.

That is the external pip. The duckling will then rest for a day or so, and then will start to work it's way around the shell
 

snackquack

In the Brooder
May 4, 2017
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will i be able to hear the peeping from outside the incubator? or will it be very quiet?
 

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