Mallard Duck Eggs-Day 29

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by codeman, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. codeman

    codeman In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2008
    I am on day 29 and nothing....I have had the incubator at 100 (still air), humidity 55%-65% days 1-25 and now 75%. They were turned with an automatic turner and taken out on the correct day. I am alittle worried.....I know I am not supposed to open the incubator but I want to candle them to see if any are alive????? Should I worry yet?

    Thank you
  2. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    I don't know the answer for sure-- but if oua re newar me I can load you up on mallard babies- I'm in upstate SC
  3. naturemom

    naturemom Songster

    May 28, 2007
    northern IL
    A week ago I was on day 29 with my Welsh Harlequin eggs, and nothing was happening, but one hatched on Monday. Do mallards normally take 28 days or 26? If it's 28 I'd definitely give them more time. If it's 26, still probably give them another day or 2.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: