First time hatching

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jadeann123, May 14, 2019.

  1. Jadeann123

    Jadeann123 Chirping

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    Hey everyone, first I want to thank everyone who asked or answered questions about duck eggs. I learned alot, made an incubator, waited 25 days and I just got my first external pip!!!! The first set of eggs I got was from ebay (which was a big mistake only 1 out of 10 made it). But the one that made it this far is about to make an appearance!! But now I'm getting nervous! He/she pipped sometime between 6am and 3pm I was working. Was going to candle for the last time and lockdown tonight its day 25. I did candle yesterday. Movement but no internal pip. I didn't think they external pip so soon after internal, do they? Should I worry? Cause I'm worried!!
     
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  2. Mvan42

    Mvan42 Songster

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    No worries they all do it at their own pace... some faster than others.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Just let the duckling work at its own pace they may pip fast but make you sweat when they take so long to hatch!
     
  4. Jadeann123

    Jadeann123 Chirping

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    This was yesterday at 4pm
     

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  5. Jadeann123

    Jadeann123 Chirping

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    This is today at 4pm. Im feeling alot better. And he/she is moving like crazy and I can here him/her tapping away. I can't wait to see what I have!!
     

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  6. EdgewaterDucks

    EdgewaterDucks Chirping

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    I went through this exact thing a month ago. You can see the egg move, you can hear them peeping when you hold the egg up to your ear, but nothing is coming out! It's dreadfully unnerving, but you gotta let the duckling come out on its own. First of all, I think it's 28 days that's the expected hatch time. And for comparison, 2 of mine came out on day 27, one on day 29, and then the last one on day 32! (That last one was a nail-biter). All are doing well today.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    :pop
     
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  8. MallardMomx2

    MallardMomx2 Songster

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    I’m patiently waiting for cute duckling pics!:pop What kind of duckling?
     
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  9. Jadeann123

    Jadeann123 Chirping

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    I don't know. I got them from eBay said they where mixed breed. Person said they had Blue and Black Swedish, a Pekin, a Khaki Campbell, a Buff, and Silver Appleyards. So its a mystery and it'ss the only egg that survived being shipped
     
  10. Jadeann123

    Jadeann123 Chirping

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    Have local ones I gathered myself on day 11
     
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