Virtually no progress!!

TeenDuckLady

Chirping
5 Years
Mar 15, 2014
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East Texas
Duckling started hatching around 3:00 pm. it is now 6:45, and there is pretty much no progress.... help needed? or do I leave it alone?:idunno
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enriquec

Songster
5 Years
Aug 20, 2014
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North Florida
LOL! Get used to waiting. Hours of 'no progress.' From my experience, it'll be a miracle if you have a duckling today.

Here are two great guides:

https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/491013/goose-incubation-hatching-guide-completed

https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching


My first one hatched a week and a few hours ago. They may have taken extra long, but it is not quick at all. If you listen carefully, depending how many eggs you have, it sounds like rain. Tons of drops. That's them mining away at the shell. They probably averaged 24+hrs each.

The first pipped on Sunday night, the last hatched Wednesday. (The 1st one to pip definitely didn't hatch til Tuesday)
 

TeenDuckLady

Chirping
5 Years
Mar 15, 2014
77
13
53
East Texas
Thanks everyone, I am used to hatching chicks and peacocks. We had a peacock hatch last week that took less than 3.5 hours to hatch. He just EXPLODED out of that egg. I'm not used to hatchings taking so long. BTW baby is out, he got shrink-wrapped and was 4 days early, but he is doing fine as of the moment.
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Amykins

Crowing
6 Years
May 11, 2013
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Oh thank goodness! Keep us posted on the others ok? And of course, upload pics ASAP. :p
 

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