Is This Normal (Video Example Posted)

stormie

In the Brooder
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Jun 23, 2008
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I posted early about how my three duck eggs have 10 days left till hatch date (
March 22nd) and since yesterday all three have been rocking back and forth. I can't hear peeping or pecking yet, but should I stop turning them? Turn up the humidity? Wait?
I already tried candling, not the best picture.

Anyway just concerned and would like to know if this is normal behavior. It's my second year hatching and this hasn't happened before.

Here's a video I just took of the most noticeable and active egg.



Is this normal when it is officially 10 days till hatch date?
 

KattyKillFish

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Mar 8, 2009
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4 days before the hatch turn up the humidity and stop turning. what day are you on? duck eggs like it a tad more humid, i hear misting them during the hatch it recommended.
 

MoodyChicken

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Feb 15, 2009
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That's really interesting! I've never seen that. Well, the babies do dance pretty wildly in their eggs, perhaps yours are very wiggly? I don't think it's anything bad, and they're not ready to hatch. Candle them next time they do that, if the baby is squirming like crazy, there's your answer.
 

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