Ducklings taking too long? Getting nervous...

phhomestead

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 15, 2014
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Hi all I'm sure there are very similar questions on here but I just want to state my exact situation and am looking for only helpful info not criticism not that I think I will get much


But here it is I bought my first incubator and I am incubating my first clutch of pekin duck eggs. I bought the bersia 7 egg incubator with fan digital display and turner. I have 5 eggs in there now and it was set for 28 days but on day 25 (yesterday morning) I noticed the eggs had small cracks in them and that they were starting to hatch!! Now being 3 days early I wasn't able to to fill the water compartment for optimal humidity 2 days before hatch or have the auto turner turn off. Now they started or I noticed that they were hatching at 9:00am on day 25 and there wasn't much progress throughout the day by midnight there were some more small cracks in the same area as the first but that was it. I'm hoping that the humidity wasn't too low and is stopping them from coming out. Now I did help take some shell off right where they had already loosened it up and noticed a lot more movement but when I woke up this morning they are pretty much in the same spot as last night just small cracks and peep holes almost 24hrs after noticing they were starting to crack, I can also hear more chirping though this morning. Now I did also take out the rotator tray and add water and warm wet paper towels to boost humidity but I want to know if the situation is dyer yet? I will not let nature take it's course if it means they will die I threw the nature option out as soon As I put them in an artificial life creating device (incubator) so I will help if I have to but wanted some opinions from more experienced hatchers first. Any help will be greatly appreciated and thank you in advance

Pat
 
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phhomestead

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 15, 2014
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As soon as I saw the cracks in the shell I immediately filled the water compartment all the way and put warm wet paper towels in as well but good news 1 is hatched and another is very close!
 
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