hatching stress

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chasing ducks, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. chasing ducks

    chasing ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, last night my duck egg was rocking every now and then, this morning, nothing, though the chick that has already hatched keeps pecking at the egg. Should I be worried? Temp is 99.5 and humidity is 55%.
     
  2. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    What day in incubation is it? Has it pipped? When? Does it make noise? Can you hear tapping inside the egg if it hasn't pipped- you will see rocking when they are positioning to pip but I didn't see movement while the duckling was actually pecking at the inside of the egg to pip the shell.
     
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    chasing ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's day 28, no pipping as of yet and as for noise, i don't know, the chick thats in there is too noisy to hear anything over lol.
     
  4. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    If there are no other pips, you can remove the chick and put it someplace else so you can listen. Since it's exactly hatch date, I wouldn't worry too much just yet.
     

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