ducks hatching to soon

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by temperance, May 15, 2009.

  1. temperance

    temperance Out Of The Brooder

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    i just candled my duck eggs for what i thought would be the last time. starting now i shouldnt be turning. there are three days left. but as i was candling, i saw that several of my ducks are already broken through to the air sack and are tapping on the shell! one has even pipped! i dont think the temp was to high, my icks just hatched a few days ago, on time. any thoughts?
     
  2. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Sometimes they will start thing early...it takes them a while to hatch completely. Good luck with your hatch!
     
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    All my ducks and turkeys hatch on the 25th day, and my chickens on the 19th day. Nothing wrong with them, just early.
     
  4. Calebs Acre

    Calebs Acre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had two duck hatches this week and both times the first eggs hatched on the 24th day. Seems like I usually get at least a few on the 24th day and then I usually get them for 2-3 days later, sometimes even 4 days later. I just now watch them earlier for internal pipping.
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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