HATCHING HELP!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Missmuscovy, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Missmuscovy

    Missmuscovy Hatching

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    My one Muscovy is chirping away in its egg and I can hear pecking although NO cracks yet! It’s been over 40hrs now! I also candled the egg to see if it’s piping internally although I cannot see it’s beak! Please help! Anyone with the experience??
     
  2. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Crowing

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    I'm not familiar with hatching ducks but if it has not pipped then I would not do anything with it yet. If it has had any cracks at all for 40 hours then it MAY be time to help. The 'pecking' you are hearing may be it's breathing because a chick or other poultry I have hatched make a clicking sound when they breath. A lot of them are talkative for a few days or hours before they hatch. So just hold on for a while and see if nature takes it's course. :bow
     
  3. Wickschicks90

    Wickschicks90 In the Brooder

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    Hi I'm steve I was going to make a post about a similar thing but then I saw this post and saw your response it seems like you have some experience with this so here's a question if you dont mind I have 4 chicken egg with dimples/ cracks in them they are chirping away and they've been like that for 8hrs now but haven't hatched yet any idea what I should do if anything ?
     
  4. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Crowing

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    It takes 12 to 24 hours after pipping for a chick to absorb the yolk and for all the blood vessels to detach from the baby. So if it has just been 8 hours you shouldn't worry. Just sit on yours hands and wait! :D
     
  5. Wickschicks90

    Wickschicks90 In the Brooder

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    Thank you very much for the advice I was worried something was wrong now I can ease my mind
     
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