Pekin eggs rocking at day 22...sound right?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Irajoe, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 22 is today...don't know when the duck eggs were laid, but they've been in the incubator for 22 days. Today, the eggs started rocking quite a bit.

    We've hatched chicken eggs, but not duck eggs. Is rocking at day 22 normal for duck eggs or should I expect an earlier than expected hatch.

    Temps have been great the whole time. If they're early, then it's most likely due to being laid as many as 5 days prior to incubation. But prior to incubation, the eggs were just kept in a basket in a cold (45 degree) barn.

    Sure appreciate your thoughts.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2009
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Ducks hatch out around 28 days. It can take them 3 days from a pip to actually get out of the egg. You could be little early, but my ducks have been slow pokes at the end [​IMG]
     
  3. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's helpful - thanks.
     

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