Ducks Hatching Early !!! Is It Safe??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rainstorm, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    I heard some chirping and looked in the bator to find 2 eggs rocking back and forth with pips, their not due till the 2nd to hatch. lockdown on friday night. Is this safe?? humidity was at 38% was gonna leave it till friday then bump it up, I put some more water in there now that I found em, Will they be ok??
     
  2. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
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    so their what?? 4 days early???
    i'd say bump the humidity now.. my aunt says she even sprays duck eggs with a water bottle....
    and let them go at it.. they know when they're ready....
    and not like you can stop them??

    good luck.. post pics.. i [​IMG] the little duckies
     
  3. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    Quote:ok thanks! and I think I better post pics otherwise I get in trouble with Sillystunt [​IMG]
     
  4. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    Quote:ok thanks! and I think I better post pics otherwise I get in trouble with Sillystunt [​IMG]

    LOL, bump up the humidity! Figures they come early just like my 2 sons(both preemies) LOL

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  5. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    yap, that's safe, just like my POD. [​IMG]
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    It can take 1-3 days for them to completely hatch from the time you see a pip. They may seem a bit early, but they may hatch right on time.
     
  7. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    How are they doing?
     
  8. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had duck eggs pip on day 25 and hatch on day 26 with no problems. They were incubating in a Sportsman along with chicken eggs that hatched out right on time. Of the 5 - 6 batches of duck eggs I incubated this summer, they all pipped and hatched a couple of days early.

    Good luck with your duckies... hope you'll post pics!
     
  9. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    They both decided to quit and go to sleep lastnight, then about a hour ago one started pipping a lil more so his crack is bit bigger now and taking another break obviously, The other however I havnt seen no more movement of the egg or anything or anymore pips, should he be ok? I took them out of the turner to. was that ok? is it normal for them to take so long and not do much at a time?
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2009
  10. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    i hear up to 48hrs to hatch........ [​IMG]
     

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