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Hatching call ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jkah37, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. jkah37

    jkah37 Just Hatched

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    I am new to the Hatching world and i have a pair of calls that have been giving me lots of eggs! I have been incubating them. One i lost already :( but now i have an egg on day 24 that is peeping away and moving. I am so afriad to loose this one. As of today i have it in "lockdown" I lowered the temperature to 97.5-98... Being as it is peeping does that mean it has internally pipped??? Any information would be helpful! I am excited but so worried being as i already had to say goodbye to one little baby. It broke my heart [​IMG] please help!
     
  2. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I've read that peeping does mean that it has internally pipped, although it will probally be a couple of days before it actually hatches. What's the humidity? Try aiming for between 65-75%.

    Good luck and keep us posted..... :fl
     
  3. jkah37

    jkah37 Just Hatched

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    Yes, I've read that peeping does mean that it has internally pipped, although it will probally be a couple of days before it actually hatches. What's the humidity? Try aiming for between 65-75%.

    Good luck and keep us posted.....

    The incubator i have was given to me with no manual! I have veen researching to find out how to see what the humidity is. Thank you for responding. I am hoping for success in hatching. Hearing that baby chirp made my heart skip beats!
     
  4. jkah37

    jkah37 Just Hatched

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    Still waiting on this little baby. It is day 25, was peeping this morning but now nothing. No movement/rolling or pepping. But keeping a watchful eye on it. I have upped the humidity a bit. I am so afraid it wont be able to externally pip! Does anyone have any information to ease my mind??? I hear call ducks are the hardest to hatch :/
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2017
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    She can help you......
     
  6. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All that you can do at the moment is wait I'm afraid- it's the hardest part. Do you know what model incubator you have? Try searching "[what ever model you have] incubator instruction manual". Wait anouther day or so, and if there is still no progress, carefully make it a "safe hole" (a tiny hole on the round side of the egg, to make sure the duckling has air).

    Good luck :fl
     

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