Help last day of lockdown!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CassieIvy, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. CassieIvy

    CassieIvy Out Of The Brooder

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    The humidity has been between 72 and 76.I will try the q tip I am nervous to harm the duck!
     
  2. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When the membrane starts to turn brown it is drying out. How long has been pipped?
     
  3. CassieIvy

    CassieIvy Out Of The Brooder

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    About 4 hours
     
  4. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  5. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @RavynFallen can you help with these duckling eggs?
     
  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    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...
     
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  7. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks petal.
     
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  8. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    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?
     
  9. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    :highfive:
     
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  10. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for rescue.
     
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