Is my duck egg alive?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by adroit14, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. adroit14

    adroit14 Chirping

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    Oh, thanks. I cant wait for them to hatch. Also, when do ducks usually pip the egg? thank you
     

  2. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Usually if you still see veins, it should be ok, just resting. This late, ducks are lazy :) They fill up the egg and sometimes you just can't see the movement. I'd say give it a little more time.
    Also suggest smelling the egg. If its bad, you will know it! Otherwise, just leave it in.

    Good luck, you are getting close!
     
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    adroit14 Chirping

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    I just checked it again. I was not moving. So its is ok? Also, when do they start to pip exteranlly
     
  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    I'm not saying its definitely ok, but it likely could be.
    You're on day 24 now? If these are regular ducks (not Calls or muscovys) they should start pipping around day 26. Keep in mind that's just a general guideline. Could be a day or two before or after. If your temps have been high, they could hatch early. Low temps cause delays, so it depends on how stable your temps have been. Also keep in mind that they can take well over 24 hours from first pip to doing their zip. 40+ hours is not unheard of.

    What kind are you hatching?
     
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    adroit14 Chirping

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    5 Rouen, 4 pekin. 1 pekin was infertile. 1 Rouen died
     
  6. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Nice!
    These just hatched yesterday and this morning. Swedish.
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  7. adroit14

    adroit14 Chirping

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    That is really cool. I cant wait for mine to hatch too.:weee
     
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  8. WVduckchick

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    Good luck, keep us posted!
     
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    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Thanks, WVduckchick (c:
     
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  10. WVduckchick

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    Any time!
     

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