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my duck egg pipped! not due til the 23rd?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BellLisamo, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

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    AHHH!!! Is it too early???? I checked the temp and saw this!!!

    (Dont look at the temp its still air)

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    How long til itll hatch?
     

  2. Shanay235

    Shanay235 Songster

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    Congrats.
    It could take up to 48 hours before it is completely out of the shell. They usually rest for a long time after pipping. At this point the duckling is still absorbing the yolk so don't be in a hurry to help it out.
     
  3. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

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    Quote:oh wow! 48?!? holy moly! ok GLAD you told me that, because i would have panicked this time tomorrow night!
     
  4. bock

    bock Songster

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    No need to worry,it is still absorbing the yolk.They can take up to 2 days to hatch after pipping.

    P.s congrads on the babies![​IMG]
     
  5. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

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    Quote:oh good. i was worried. i didnt want it to hatch with the yolk! yay!!!! im super excited! its my first hatch
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I agree 100%. I had pekins hatch a few months ago, and both of them took at the very least 24 hours to hatch after first pip.
     
  7. melissastraka

    melissastraka Songster

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