HELP!!! I have pipping & chirping Way Too Early

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by babyboy1_mom, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went and turned my 9 runner eggs for the last time, before leaving them alone to hatch. I heard a little chirp. I thought that it was my imagination at first, but when I turned one egg, then I felt the pip.

    I know that ducks need more humidity to hatch, but I just filled the water other water container up. What are the effects of hatching too early? They are not due to hatch until Sunday. My temp. has been good throughout the entire incubation. What would make them hatch so early?

    Yes, I am very excited, but I am also worried.
     
  2. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had a ee hatch out in the turner. Tomorow is day 18. Not much we can do but get ready for them.
     
  3. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL!!! I just replied to your post also.
     
  4. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, no duckies out yet. Lots of chirping, pipping and rocking.

    Patience! Patience! Patience! I feel like I am waiting for someone to give birth. I guess that I am, my incubator. lol

    Will keep you all updated.

    Dorothy
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    What day are you on?
     
  6. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Katy

    Today is day 26, but they started last night. I now have 2 babies out and at least 4 of the remaining 7 have pipped.

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  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Call ducks hatch about day 26, so maybe runners are the same deal. Congrats on the babies....ducklings are so cute!
     
  8. hiddenmagnolia

    hiddenmagnolia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are things still going good with the runners' hatch?
     
  9. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hiddenmagnolia - Sorry for the late reply. Been at the E.R. all evening and night.

    Yes, the hatch is still going good. Still only have 3 hatched, but 2 more have good pips, 1 has a small pip & do not know about the other 3 eggs. I cannot see if they have a pip yet or not. They still have time, hatch day is Sunday (suppose to be anyway. lol)

    Will keep all posted.

    Dorothy
     

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