help! pippin no zipping!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RedfogsFlock, May 11, 2011.

  1. RedfogsFlock

    RedfogsFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saturday night all but two of my duck eggs had internally pipped, Monday one pipped externally, Tues. 5 more have pipped externally. It's now wed! Just little holes was a lot of peeping now just some peepin, and not one hatchling![​IMG]

    Last year we only had to help once and that was then one just got to tired to hatch. Is it time to intervein now?
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2011
  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It sounds perfectly normal to me. When I hatched Rouens last year, they all pipped externally, and then sat there for about 36 hours before zipping. The zipping process took roughly another 12 hours -- so it was about 48 hours from external pip to hatch.

    They took twice as long as turkeys or quail. So it freaked me out, but I concluded it is normal, and have since read the same many times on this board. They just take longer.
     
  3. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you are fine. don't interfere it never goes well. what is your humidity at ? ducks need more than chicks. You can spray the eggs with warm water if it is to low
     
  4. RedfogsFlock

    RedfogsFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much! I was getting worried. My humidity is at 80%. The last nest we pulled we weren't sure where they were as far as hatching, & we come home & they were hatched. [​IMG] So we've had to watch these eggs to get an idea.

    [​IMG] Maybe when we get home from work tonight [​IMG]
     

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