Hands on hatching and help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    I was thinking if its really been close to 48 hours and its call ducks, it would be time for a safety hole. IF its day 26 or later....
     
  2. EmilyB86

    EmilyB86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Day 26 today and they have been cheeping Snd tapping for 2 days now but I will do the hole in the morning
     
  3. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    I beleive today is the due date which should be day 26th. or did I get that wrong?
     
  4. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    and you don't see any externally? Can you pick the egg up and rub your hands all over it, feel for any bumps, sometimes they externally upside down.. Calls are usually very quiet too, it's hard to hear them, sometimes the only way I can hear them is if I have the egg to my ear.. If you can hear them, they must be REALLY close..
     
  5. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    They only have enough air to last them for 24-48 hours and if they have been talking for that long. It may not be a bad choice to make that safe hole now. Calls are known to run out of air.

    Just make the hole very small, no bigger then a pen tip..
     
  6. EmilyB86

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    Thank you all!! I am really just wanting them to come out! I have another batch about to hatch in 2 days and is there anything I can do to help them?! X
     
  7. WVduckchick

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    That must be the only time they are quiet! [​IMG]

    Good luck with this assist, both of you. I don't do Calls. I was just trying to help clarify the timing. But I'll be anxiously awaiting the progress on this one!
     
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  8. Lacrystol

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    Well try feeling the shell make sure they haven't already made there externally mark, If not, then go ahead a make the safe hole, last thing we need is for them to run out of air, which is not a unknown thing with calls.

    Then will give them another 24 hours to escape, if they haven't escaped by tomorrow, will help them.. Your sure about the time, 2 days of just talking inside that shell?
     
  9. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    hahahahah and YES, you can or at least for me, I can hardly hear them. Totally different story once they are out. AHHHHHH
     
  10. EmilyB86

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    Will going upside down make a difference? Also they had a shadow near the air sack and then a few hours later were in there so I am pretty sure and thanks for all the help!! Could the holes just be really small that I can't see them?! Could I wake up tomorrow and just find a load of duckling?!! I am really anxious to make the safe hole!!do I have to? I am worried about hitting the duckling? Should I help now or wait till the morning?!!! Any advice would be amazing!
     

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