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Incubating Muscovy Duck Eggs Day 30th

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ewhitney1987, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. ewhitney1987

    ewhitney1987 Just Hatched

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    I have had 5 Muscovy eggs in my incubator since February 23rd. I collected them from one of my females. They all are fertile have looked great through out the process. Now yesterday the eggs started moving and I've heard a few peeps coming from the eggs. It is only day 30 so should I expect them to hatch or is this normal. The eggs seems a little less active today then they did yesterday. When I last candled them Thursday night 2 of them we just starting to internally pip but hadn't broken the membrane. Any advice on how long they will move and make noise? There is not obvious sign that they have externally piped yet. This is my first time incubating eggs so any suggestions would be great. Today is Saturday and I first heard the peeps yesterday when I got home from work around 3pm in the afternoon.
     
  2. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscovies usually take 35 days to hatch, although it is quite normal to see movement a few days before. On day 32 onwards, put them into 'lockdown', so make sure the humidity is between 65-75%.

    Good luck!
    Charlotte
     

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