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miss prissy help me please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kat, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. kat

    kat Out Of The Brooder

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    someone told me you might beable to help. my duck eggs are on day29 and still havent pipped what should i do would it be worth breking into shell?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Have you candled them? When was that? For now, like chicken eggs, I would assume to leave them in there a few more days just in case. What kinds of ducks are these?
     
  3. kat

    kat Out Of The Brooder

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    the eggs are alsburys. candled them and two are deffinatly moving but carnt tell with others because they filling shell
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Filling the shell is a good sign. Leave them be and just wait. Sometimes they can take a long time to hatch. Never had duck eggs, but if they are like chickens, patience is a virtue with them. Not familiar with that breed, but I think some take up to 32 days to hatch.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have never hatched ducks. I don't know what to tell you other than to make suer your humidity is up and to wait. The hardest part is the very end and the waiting.

    Sit on your hands. Give them time.

    Change the title of this post to read Duck Eggs Late Hatch Help and Advise Needed Please

    edited because I can't spell today
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2008
  6. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i raise ducks just make sure your temperture and humidity is right you have to raise the humidity at the 26 day they can take longer if your bator was running a little cool .leave them in until about 32 days if they dont hatch check one
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I've been reading up on duck eggs ...going to try some here some myself...I was told they hatch anywhere from day 28 to day 32?.....
     
  8. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kemp texas
    they can take that long
     
  9. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most duck breed take 28 to 32 days. Call ducks take 26 usually and Mescoveys usually take 35. It is kinda like the bigger they are the longer they take. My call babies started on day 26 with 1 tiny pip and it took that baby almost 32 hours until it finally hatched. It took the second one about that amount of time too. Jenn
     

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