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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CassieIvy, Aug 31, 2015.
The humidity has been between 72 and 76.I will try the q tip I am nervous to harm the duck!
When the membrane starts to turn brown it is drying out. How long has been pipped?
About 4 hours
It can take up to 24 hours between pip and zip for chickens. Not sure about ducklings. I will try and get help. @WVduckchick can you help?
@RavynFallen can you help with these duckling eggs?
If it is hard and dry, use a qtip and vaseline is better if you have it... otherwise, take a deep breath, be patient and wait...
Thry take much longer than chicks to come out... as long as it can breath and isn't stuck in, it should be fine... btw, make sure you don't get the vaseline/ointment in the nares...
I had one take 3 days to finish hatching... she is now my favorite little mob boss, lol...
It is not uncommon for ducks to take even up to 48 hours from pip to zip. Dont panic!! You should continue to hear peeping, so as long as they don't sound distressed, let them do their thing. As long as they are getting air from the pip hole, just try to be patient. How big is the pip hole? Can you post a pic?
Thanks for rescue.