I think my hatch was mostly a failure but its day 29 (ducks) :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by maus, May 2, 2008.

  1. maus

    maus Songster

    Oct 30, 2007
    Out of 14 duck eggs, only 4 have hatched and one was/is deformed-looking. I did get one really nice little runner and 2 pekins. The deformed guy looks like he has a crooked neck. I thought he would die but he is hanging in there. Its a shame because he was/is a really pretty color. The hatch started earlier than it was supposed to. Today is day 29 and the rest of the eggs are in the bator but there are no signs of movement. I can see a non-moving shadow in the white-colored eggs. Would that mean they are dead ? How long should I give them before I give up?
  2. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Songster

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    I would give it a few more days. what day did they start hatching?
    is your humidity high enough?
    it takes 28 days for ducks to hatch, so maybe they are just a little late.

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