Hatching now (Please help) New Duckling!! Another one!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sowellj, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. sowellj

    sowellj Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our 3 duck eggs have broken through their shell today. Their hatch date is Wednesday. His bill is out of the shell. How long can it take to hatch from this point.
     
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  2. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've only hatched 2 duck eggs, 1 took almost 8 hours to come out of the shell, the other took 21 hours.

    Hope you're going to share photos :)

    Michelle
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It can take 24-48 hours from pip to hatch on ducks, just be patient. [​IMG]
     
  4. sowellj

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    I posted a thread on the Incubating and Hatching forum with pictures.
    Could someone please look at it and let me know if everything look ok.
    There was a smell today that wasn't there yesterday.
     
  5. sowellj

    sowellj Out Of The Brooder

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    The duck egg that zip his break through the shell has not hatched yet. He has his bill and foot out but not much further. He broke through the shell with his bill early yesterday morning. Should I help him out?
     
  6. bird

    bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep high humidity and the membrane wet of this duckling...[​IMG]
     
  7. sowellj

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    I sprayed the eggs and put some wet cotton balls in the incubator. He has been poked through the shell since yesterday morning. The pictures are on the other thread in the incubating and hatching forum.
     
  8. sowellj

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    Sorry this was him early this am. He has gotten a little further but not out.
     
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  9. sowellj

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    [​IMG]

    This was him yesterday.
     
  10. bird

    bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make the membrane wet (I see white color) and cover the eggs with wet towel and keep this way (don't open often the incubator). You can try to help by peeling very little and if there is blood immediately stop and wait 4 hours to try again. Keep the membrane wet to help the ducky or put the cotton balls next to the membrane.Be patient and close monitor the hatching.
     

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