How Long Do I Wait???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by littlehenny, May 19, 2010.

  1. littlehenny

    littlehenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My duck eggs were due to hatch yesterday May 18th. To my surprise Sunday the 16th I heard this peeping coming from the bator. Sure enough I had a little duck trying to break the shell. After a long day of waiting, around 8 pm Uno was hatched. What a little darling, my first baby from the bator. The 17th I had another one hatch, a real sweety. I have 10 eggs left in the bator, I have heard nothing, I listen and shine my flashlight on the remaining eggs, thinking I may stimulate one to start pipping. How long should I wait? I don't want to give up to soon, can I safely candle the remaining eggs?
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Candle them, and then spray any still good eggs with a misting of water beofre closong up the bator again.. It will at least stop you worry and concern- and allow you to turn the incubator off if none of the eggs are any good . My last hatch- I had one egg hatch late. It pipped back to front - and was three days later then the others...But perfectly healthy.
     
  3. littlehenny

    littlehenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.. I am going to candle right now.
     
  4. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Good luck..I hope there are still a few good eggs there for you.
     

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