Help Hatching Call Ducks

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  1. Preschool Teacher

    Preschool Teacher In the Brooder

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    Hi I'm Dee and new here and see so many people helping each other. I'm a preschool teacher and we hatch ducks and Call ducks each year while teaching the preschoolers about the life cycles. It's our favorite time of year and most stressful for me too. I currently have 18 Call ducks in my Brines incubator. I have had them at 99.5 and Humidity at 50%. Today is day 25 and I'm in lock down and have Humidity at 80%. These are shipped eggs and have saddle air sacks. It's been 12 hours since the first external pip and no other movement. I'm worried they will need help and don't want to wait to long but also don't want to be impatient and try to soon. Does anyone have more experience at this and can help with some advice? Thank you
     
  2. 4 ever Orpington

    4 ever Orpington Mr.& Mrs Orpington

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    :jumpy :welcome :jumpy
     
  3. Sylie

    Sylie Songster

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    Unfortunately I have never incubated eggs so I'm not exactly sure how to help but I wanted to welcome you to our flock and assure you that someone will give you a useful answer very soon. The people here are amazing. :frow :welcome
     
  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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  5. 2 many chickens

    2 many chickens Songster

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    12 hours is fine. I had one duck take 36 hours from pip to zip. These things take a little more time with duckies. Best to not intervene unless as a last resort.
     
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  6. Preschool Teacher

    Preschool Teacher In the Brooder

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    Thank you
     
  7. 2 many chickens

    2 many chickens Songster

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    Don't worry, those little guys will be out before you know it! I remember when my last duck hatched on day 30 (2 days after the others) I was so worried something was wrong but all was fine.
     
  8. 007Sean

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    Howdy :frow Welcome!

    Happy to have you here with us!
    Patience grasshopper! Ducks seem to rest longer than most birds after pipping. Hope you have an excellent hatch!:jumpy
     
  9. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hello and welcome to BYC.

    I do a fair bit of hatching but never done ducks. I wouldn’t worry if my chicks hadn’t zipped in 12 hours though. Best of luck with your hatch :thumbsup
     
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    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

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