Virtually no progress!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TeenDuckLady, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. TeenDuckLady

    TeenDuckLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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[​IMG]
     
  2. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Think of it this way: Do women usually give birth in under 4 hours??
     
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  3. Howlet

    Howlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. JadeComputerGal

    JadeComputerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL @ Amykins, but she's right. I've had them take more than 24 hours to fully hatch after the first pipping. What you're seeing isn't unusual and probably not a reason to worry.
     
  5. enriquec

    enriquec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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)
     
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  6. TeenDuckLady

    TeenDuckLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.[​IMG]
     
  7. enriquec

    enriquec Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh thank goodness! Keep us posted on the others ok? And of course, upload pics ASAP. :p
     
  9. TeenDuckLady

    TeenDuckLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My new baby!! a little wobbly, trying to get those land legs :love
     
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  10. enriquec

    enriquec Chillin' With My Peeps

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