hatching duckies.....help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by roxie03, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. roxie03

    roxie03 Out Of The Brooder

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    All 8 of my duck eggs pipped yesterday. Most have more than one pip hole. One has died with his little bill sticking out. My humidity is 75%-78%. Seems like it's taking these duckies longer than my chicks. How much longer? I'm beginning to worry.
     
  2. TheBuff

    TheBuff Out Of The Brooder

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    Total incubation and Hactching Time is 28 to 33 days for ducks. A little more time than 21 days for chickens.
     
  3. roxie03

    roxie03 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can they pip and not hatch for 2 days?
     
  4. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine pipped one day and hatched the next. You might try using your thumbnail to cut a circle around the egg, starting at the pip. I did that with mine and they were out in a couple of hours.

    Don't break through the membrane, just the shell. And if you see any bleeding, stop and wait a few hours before trying again.

    I had 10 mallard eggs hatching... 6 made it out on their own, but 4 needed a little help.

    Kathy, Bellville Texas
    www.CountryChickens.com
     
  5. roxie03

    roxie03 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I will try the thumbnail thing. I just hate seeing his little bill moving inside there.
     
  6. TheBuff

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    yeah if they are early or on time. But if they are over due to long they probally won't hatch.
     

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