peking ducks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peking, May 6, 2009.

  1. peking

    peking Hatching

    May 6, 2009
    Hello! I am new to all this and have a question about hatching peking ducks. We are at day 24 and we hear peeping in some of the eggs--how long will it take for them to hatch? Also, some of the eggs have a gray splotch on them--turned from white to this big grey blob color--are the dead or dying? This is very stressfull--I hate to think I killed them--I am doing this in my basement so my daugthers can see the wonders of nature--I got the eggs from my sisters peking ducks--there were 38 and after candling we had 23 fertilized eggs.
    Thank you for any help!
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    If the eggs are peeping it should only be 24 hours or less before they pip the shell, then up to another 48 hours before they hatch. For the other part of your question, I don't remember, but it seems like the ones I had like that had died.
  3. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Songster

    Jan 30, 2009
    nope I think they have those spotches because they are ready to pop out. I had some like that before.
  4. DANNY

    DANNY Songster

    Mar 27, 2009
    It can take 24hrs or more after they pip. It sound like you are 48 hrs or more away.

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