Ducks pipped over 30 hours ago, but no progress!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CoastalChild, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. CoastalChild

    CoastalChild Out Of The Brooder

    14
    1
    24
    Apr 27, 2016
    Rockland, ME
    Here are the pics of the two eggs that are still unhatched. Let me know if you think that I should intervene at all. I am doing this all from work, and it is now 7:30 and I'm hungry! I'm trying to figure out if I can go home for the night, or if I should order some pizza and cozy up for a long night inside the museum!

    This is the one that has yet to pip. I have an "x" marked where I can see he has pipped internally. I have made the safe hole in this one.
    [​IMG]

    This little one has been cracking the shell, but does not appear to have made it through the membrane. It was hard to draw the air cell on this one, because he appeared to be up inside of it and moving around. I'm not sure how accurate it really is. I didn't want to roll him around too much.
    [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  2. Dannygj

    Dannygj Out Of The Brooder

    22
    5
    23
    Apr 24, 2016
    What kind of egg
     
  3. Dannygj

    Dannygj Out Of The Brooder

    22
    5
    23
    Apr 24, 2016
    You could put the littlest duck back in the incubator with them and when that duck chirps and bumps them it encourages the eggs to hatch don't worry if they get bumped by the duck.
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    32,587
    22,566
    736
    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    It's really up to you if you want to stay with them or not... they might just finish up without a problem, since ducks do tend to take their sweet time, lol...

    If you're worried, go ahead and poke a small hole in the membrane of the cracked one, just to make sure... a lot of times they do make a teeny, tiny slit with their egg tooth that is really hard to see... but looks like it is working on it, so I'd let it be... jmo though...
     
  5. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

    32,156
    23,402
    751
    Feb 9, 2015
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    I'm here for moral support but it looks like you are doing fine. If they are working on their own now, I'd give them a little time. Ducks take longer than chicks, as you have discovered.

    Best of luck and I hope they all make it.

    And thank you for teaching this to kids. I think that's fabulous!
     
  6. Dannygj

    Dannygj Out Of The Brooder

    22
    5
    23
    Apr 24, 2016
    If your ducks egg membrane is stuck just bump up the humidity a little bit I had a chicken that had his membrane stuck and it took him 6 hours too break the membrane a ducks take longer sit tight
     
  7. CoastalChild

    CoastalChild Out Of The Brooder

    14
    1
    24
    Apr 27, 2016
    Rockland, ME
    Okay, I've bumped the humidity up, and I'm keeping the newly hatched one in there over night to keep the lazy ones in the eggs active! Ducks really do take their sweet time! They started this whole thing on Monday! Seeing as how I have Mondays and Tuesdays off, and now I'm here 4 hours past when I would normally leave, they're making me put in a lot of overtime! And something tells me I'm only going to get paid for all this in duck cuddles and children's smiles... but I suppose that's enough for me!

    Thank you all so much for the reassurances! I'll let you all know the status when I get in tomorrow morning!
     
  8. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

    32,156
    23,402
    751
    Feb 9, 2015
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    Awesome plan! Can't wait to hear the update in the morning! :fl
     
  9. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

    13,356
    402
    351
    Jun 13, 2009
    Diamond, Ohio
    Where are we at this time???
     
  10. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

    32,156
    23,402
    751
    Feb 9, 2015
    West Virginia
    My Coop

    Hoping they hatched overnight!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by