Just started lockdown and my duck eggs are rocking!! Early hatch??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mommyofthree, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. mommyofthree

    mommyofthree Songster

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    When they start rocking does that mean they're really close to hatching, or might I have to wait a few more days?? I'm soooo excited it's hard to be patient!! This is our first hatch and 4 out of 5 duck eggs are rocking and many of the chicken eggs look good too!! [​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    If it were chickens I would say yes, but ducks take FOREVER to hatch. Mine rocked for about 3 days before they finally popped out. Pip, zip to hatch was about 18 hours for each one.
     
  3. hippiehen

    hippiehen wastefully exuberant

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    18 hours?! Oh Em Gee I'm going to have to leave town when mine hatch. [​IMG]
     
  4. mommyofthree

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    Oh boy, why do they have to take so long?? Thanks debiraymond, I might have been stuck here for the next 3 days with my face glued to the incubator!! lol I will (try to) be patient and not stare at them too much....
    All 5 are rocking, 1 more than the others it seems. They've made it this far, I really hope they all hatch!! [​IMG] The kids and I keep checking them, we're so excited!! 3 are Indian Runners and 2 are Pekin/Runner mutts.
     
  5. mommyofthree

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    The duck eggs are still rocking, one is a lot!! And i just noticed some of my chicken eggs are rocking, and we heard some peeping this morning!! I hope some start pipping soon, the suspense is killing me!!!
     
  6. Emmalion

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    Quote:OMG me too. I had to work while my chicks were hatching so that saved me. This time with my duckies I will put them on lockdown when I sneak home from work on Thursday and I wont be home until Friday afternoon so I get to leave them alone. But Saturday will be a whole different story I am sure I will be drinking coffee and eating chocolate while waiting ever so impatiently for them to make their appearance.

    One will go on early lockdown because I have to get all the wax off of it from the dog incident [​IMG] But it has survived a week of being cracked and only one more to go [​IMG] ducky gods
     
  7. mommyofthree

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    One duck egg pipped sometime during the night last night, I noticed it at 7am and since then it hasn't changed at all, although the egg has moved a little bit. At what point should I begin to worry??? [​IMG]
    Another of the duck eggs just pipped within the last hour, that's the feisty one that's been rocking and peeping nonstop for 3 days so I wonder if she'll be out fast. [​IMG]
     
  8. 1234duck

    1234duck Songster

    What is your humidity? It Needs to be UP UP UP Temp 99 & Humidity 80% the higher the better}}}@ Lock Down Good luck, ~Julie~
     
  9. Crayonsmom

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    Quote:Same! My duck eggs were rocking on their hatch date, then there was nothing for a few more days. THEN one finally internally pipped, and they all suddenly hatched this morning. 5 days late. But I agree, if they're chickens, it could be an early hatch! [​IMG]
     
  10. 1234duck

    1234duck Songster

    mommyofthree, just a suggestion but for duck stuff did you know theres a Duck section. Its down the page a little further & if you run in to any complications or whatever your more apt to get a Quick & Correct response cuz thats for sure where the duck answers are. not saying some people here might not know, its more of a sure thing at the Duck section.. I have duck eggs in bator & just hatched 2 chick eggs last night & this morning. and my 1st ducky hatched 4 weeks ago. they take a while to hatch But They need to Be Out after a certain point so they don't sufficate. ~ just my opinion, good luck, ~Julie~ [​IMG]
     

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