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Pipping but not hatching

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by D4RKST4R, May 28, 2016.

  1. D4RKST4R

    D4RKST4R Just Hatched

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    Hello everyone ive been reading through the posts and need advice, I have six peking eggs that have all pipped some internal some extrenal and its been two days and nothing has happened.When i moved them from incubater to hatcher i heard one or two peeps and movement but ever since they have been in the hatcher nothing.They have been at 37,2 degrees celsius and at 50-70 percent humidity.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Ducks can be notoriously slow at hatching and making progress. Can you not hear anything at all now? After 2 days I would quickly candle and see what is happening with them. Please do pop by the duck section ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/duck
    I'm sure the experienced hatchers there will be able to offer you more advice.

    There is also a good duck section in the learning centre that you should check out ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/other-backyard-poultry-ducks-quail-turkeys-geese-etc

    Good luck and I hope you see some action soon. Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. D4RKST4R

    D4RKST4R Just Hatched

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    Cant hear anything at all now, ill candle them now and see,one looks black inside though.
     
  4. D4RKST4R

    D4RKST4R Just Hatched

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    Okay looks like all but one is alive and moving,one even chirped.Although i wonder the ones that are internal pips,should i help make exturnal?And i suppose that means i should not assist?
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I am not really a duck person but I shall tag @Lacrystol who is an experienced duck hatcher. While they have external pips they can breathe. As for internals I'm not a hatching helper and let nature take its course. I'm afraid my thinking is that if they don't do an external pip themselves they were not meant to be.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. D4RKST4R

    D4RKST4R Just Hatched

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    Okay great thanks,so must i just wait for Lacrystol?
     
  8. D4RKST4R

    D4RKST4R Just Hatched

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    Hello :)
     
  9. Yorkshire Coop

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    No you don't have to, I'm not sure when she will be back on. You can post in the duck section for keepers who are there now. I left you the link in my first reply to you. Just click on it and it will take you to the duck section. There is also the incubating and hatching section ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-amp-hatching-eggs
    There are threads there too on duck hatching :highfive:
     
  10. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    hi, and :welcome

    How are the eggs right now? Any progress?
     

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