Hatching ducks, got a quick question.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lslauds, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. lslauds

    lslauds Out Of The Brooder

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    So I pipped around 5:00 PM today, and my mother is really worried, because the last one died. So, how long does it take for then to fully hatch? When do I know/should intervene?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It can take 2 - 3 days after pipping for them to hatch.
     
  3. lslauds

    lslauds Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright and should I turn the temp down to 100 F or leave it at 101.5?
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Don't change anything or you can cause the ducklings to die in the shell. As long as you have a still air incubator 101.5 is good.
     
  5. lslauds

    lslauds Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks a bunch for the help!
     

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