should i help these eggs hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lfrye11, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. lfrye11

    lfrye11 Chirping

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg sorry, i asked a similar question but about chicks. these are ducks (all mallard derived) it’s day 28 and they seem to still be living. they’ve had this sized pip in them for quite a while. it’s three different eggs that are all about the same place in the hatching process. thanks for the help!
     
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  2. Duck Lover88

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    Nope don't help them... They look like they are doing great!! keep us updated... and would LOVE to see pics when they are finished!!
     
  3. lfrye11

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    ok, thank you so much! we’ve had 7 successful ducks hatch and 5 chicks so i’m super excited (especially with it being my first batch!)
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    How long, in hours, is "quite awhile"?
     
  5. lfrye11

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    at least 24 hours
     
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  7. WVduckchick

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    Ducks can easily take more than 24 hours. The membranes are starting to look dry, but not critically yet. I'd give them a few more hours. Unless they get really brown and dry, try to be patient. Especially the wrong-end one.
     
  8. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Oh I just noticed the pics are 6 hours old. Can we see new ones? Any progress?
     
  9. lfrye11

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    sorry, the first two are duplicates
     

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