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Ducks trying to hatch...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Laney3535, May 16, 2016.

  1. Laney3535

    Laney3535 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys. I have three ducklings trying to hatch right now. All have begun pipping. I noticed the pips 6 hours ago. No one has pipped all the way through yet and no one has made any more progress. They are under a broody bantam hen. What do I do? Let them sit longer or open the pip?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Ducklings are notoriously slow hatchers. They can even take up to 48 hours from pip to zip. Mine usually take at least 24. Just let them be for now.
     
  3. Laney3535

    Laney3535 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay:) I've never hatched ducks before. I've hatched tons of chick's though
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Good luck! We'd love pictures when they hatch :)
     
  5. Laney3535

    Laney3535 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn still no progress. I wish they were like Chick's haha.
     
  6. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Lol yep. Slow as heck, ducklings.
     
  7. Laney3535

    Laney3535 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It won't let me send the payment but I am antsy and pipped the membrane which turns out was the membrane and the ducks are shrink wrapped
     

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