What Should I Do If It Still Hasn't Hatched By Tomorrow Night

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FunnyBunnies12, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. FunnyBunnies12

    FunnyBunnies12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just curious if I should intervene at all if my egg still hasn't externally pip yet or hatched. Tomorrow will be end of day 28. I did hear it chirping late morning. But still no sign of external pipping. I know, I'm such a worried wart. I hope that it will start tomorrow morning and I can watch it hatch tomorrow night. Please send some good positive good hatching vibes for this little one! PLEASE!!!
     
  2. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Sometimes it happens a day later on day 29. Anything happening yet?
     
  3. FunnyBunnies12

    FunnyBunnies12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I called this morning and nothing is happening. Temp 98 humidity 78 I heard it chirping yesterday. There is a water fowl vet here at the conference and she said hatching could go up to 31 days and doesn't believe in assisting
     
  4. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had birds hatch up to 7 days late. If it's chirping, it's alive and healthy, so DONT mess with it!
     
  5. mommyofthreewithchicks

    mommyofthreewithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not mess with it as I have heard when you "help" it out if the egg there is greater damage. Good Luck!
     
  6. FunnyBunnies12

    FunnyBunnies12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well it's very quiet, I"m not feeling to hopeful. I did open it to quickly check for any pips and there are none!! I feel like quick candling it for any movement or putting it up to my for any noise of scratching or anything. I really don't know what to do, I"m wondering if it externally pipped and now it's to late or if I should break the air sac and allow air, or nothing at all and accept what will be, will be.
     

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