I thought mallards hatched at day 26

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by beepbeepinajeep, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks hatched last tuesday & wednesday. I have a mallard duck egg that is still wiggling, but hasn't pipped. I hate waiting:)
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Nope day 28. [​IMG]
     
  3. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That still means that yesterday was day 28. It is still wiggling.

    I know it is a mallard because the guy who gave me the egg mated his mallard with a neighbor's mallard.

    Anyone hatched a mallard egg after day 28?
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They can go 28 - 32 days on average. Try to be patient.
     
  5. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds good:) Knowing that, I can be patient:) I get too attached to these little eggs! Thanks:)
     
  6. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was turning my quail eggs & I heard a peep:) it has pipped on the bottom. Exciting:)
     
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
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    They will hatch alot of time after day 28, so just sit on your hands and wait. LOL
     
  8. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I was so anxious because the guy who gave me the egg said that they often hatch early:)

    His beak is visible now:)
     

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