Lock down

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Hrschick22, May 24, 2017.

  1. Hrschick22

    Hrschick22 Just Hatched

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    Will I kill the duck if I try to candle it during lockdown? I'm on day 34 and I see no pipping what so ever, I candled them before they went on lockdown and all were alive and well. I have no idea what to do. They are Muscovy ducks.
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Its not time for them to pip yet----close----just leave them along for a few more days.
     
  3. Hrschick22

    Hrschick22 Just Hatched

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    I thought they were suppose to hatch between 33-35 days.
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I thought 35 to 37?? Give them a little more time----taking them out the hatcher, messing with them, bothering them now is the Wrong thing to be doing---in my Opinion!
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    It also depends if you were counting the day you started them as day one?... if so?...Your a day ahead of the eggs...your really on day 33....:th.
    Have no worries and do not open that incubator at all....:old
     
  6. Devw

    Devw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscovies, from my personal experience, have a slightly longer incubation period than other fowl. I've had some hatch on day 40 (yes, I counted right. I was quite surprised myself.)

    I would recommend not messing with the incubator, though I haven't ever hatched them with one of those (will soon though!). I generally candle them at 33 days if they haven't started hatching (muscovy hens make the best mamas), and haven't had a problem.
     

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