It's day 28 and my duck eggs have shown no sign of hatching yet!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RobinPeth, May 1, 2017.

  1. RobinPeth

    RobinPeth New Egg

    May 1, 2017
    We found some mallard duck eggs that were abandoned by the mother so we bought an incubator to try save them. We originally had 9 but 2 died in the early stages and so there are only 7 fertile ones remaining. I candled them at day 25 and I saw movement in some and there were veins so I assumed they were alive just before they went into 'lockdown'. It's now day 28 and I have seen no sign of any of them hatching yet. I read somewhere that they can sometimes come late but we aren't sure how long we should leave it for. Should I be worried at this point?

    Any advice would be much appreciated as this is my first time hatching eggs! Thank you :)
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under RobinPeth [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry, I too have no experience with ducks but just wanted to wish you all the best! The folks on the Duck Forum should be able to help you out.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sorry too, don't know much about ducks but, they are adorable.[​IMG]

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