How long? Duck egg Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by truckerswife, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. truckerswife

    truckerswife Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    SW Washington
    Muscovy due to hatch tomorrow,,,,I can hear pipping and tapping on shell from inside. Will it hatch tonight or still tomorrow? I do not know how long it takes them from start to finish.

    Thanks!! An anxious awaiting Duck Mommy
  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    [​IMG] Ducks seem to take forever to hatch! Be patient as they tend to take 24+ hrs to hatch from pip. They will probably hatch tomorrow [​IMG]
    Good luck!
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    You said you can hear it peeping, but has it pipped the shell? I have had ducklings take a full 24-48 hours from first pip (on the shell) to hatch. It could easily take 2-3 more days.

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