How long after the duck egg starts moving do they pip?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gone-Quackers, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Gone-Quackers

    Gone-Quackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time hatching since I was a kid. I have 10 viable eggs out of 10 eggs put in bator (yeah, I know no culls is weird). They are duck eggs on day 24. Last night I heard some noise (pecking and a faint peep?) and cat was watching the bator intently. So I took the eggs off the turner. One egg has been rolling a bit and moving in the bator. Eggs are due to hatch unitl day 28 (Saturday). They are in lockdown mode now.
    So, what should I expect? I did not see any pipping this morning however I didn't open the bator to check the eggs underside. Didn't see movement this morning either although I didn't watch very long. [​IMG]

    Also, Duck eggs were accidently overheated last week when bator ran up to 118F rapidly when temp control jammed. Luckily seemed to catch it in time and all duck eggs show movement on candling. I'm guessing this is why I am seeing them appear to be close to hatch a bit early. [​IMG]

    So, how long after the egg starts moving should I see pipping? How long till I hear clear peeping? And how long from pipping until duckling emerges?
     
  2. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I missed this thread. How did your hatch go??
     
  3. Gone-Quackers

    Gone-Quackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hatch has yet to occur. Eggs have been randomly moving off and on for 3 days. They are due to hatch on Saturday so whether this is a pre-emergence warm up or not I do not know. I candled them Tuesday and they were all moving with no sign of internal pip. It was quiet last night and I'm having to force myself to leave them be. No signs of external pipping yet. I won't panic until Sunday or Monday. . . [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like things are good. I hate this part! I'm not good at sitting on my hands and waiting!!!! Can't wait to hear how things proceed. Good luck [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

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