They Have Been Wiggling for Three days!!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jess5254, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. jess5254

    jess5254 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two call duck eggs that started wiggling on saturday morning. The suspense is killing me. How long until they atleast pip?
     
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  2. Lovely Emily

    Lovely Emily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, do you know how long they've been brooding for? If they are within a few days of hatch, they are able to move their own eggs. It may be a few hours, or a few days before pipping.

    Emily
     
  3. jess5254

    jess5254 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are in my brinsea mini advance incubator and they were a day early on lockdown. So I immediately uped humidity and locked down. They are on day three of wiggling and still no pipping. Should I worry? I dont want them to suffocate? I am a worry wart!!
     
  4. Lovely Emily

    Lovely Emily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs usually wiggle before hatching, but usually not that longs. Leave them for another day before worrying. Whatever you do, though, don't help them hatch. One reason not to help is because opening an incubator will let a lot of harmful drafts in, and the other is because, if the hatchlings can't get out of the eggs on there own, they will die in any circumstance almost unexceptionally.But I wouldn't start worrying just yet. Sometimes worrying makes a problem worse.

    Emily
     
  5. jess5254

    jess5254 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info. It is still so hard to keep hands off!! I just want to help them!
     
  6. jess5254

    jess5254 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are still wiggling and no pipping!!!!!!!!!!! I am getting very worried!!!!! How long is too long for rocking????????????
     
  7. Lovely Emily

    Lovely Emily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hhhmmm... Theoretecally, they could easily wiggle starting from half way through incubation, but it''s not likely. Mama ducks usually assist duckling with their nails, but ducklings can do it on there own. They should be pipping soon.
     
  8. jess5254

    jess5254 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been hand turning then since setting them and I have become very attached. I know that sounds odd but I just want to make sure there alright. Thanks for responding nobody else has. thanks again I really appreciate.
     
  9. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have eggs rocking too! Well, oly one, but that means the other 6 aren't far behind
     
  10. jess5254

    jess5254 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think I could tap a hole in the end? to get them started It has been three days that they have been rocking?
     

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