When should i expect some movement from my duck eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MWoodling, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. MWoodling

    MWoodling Out Of The Brooder

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    I stopped turning my duck eggs two days ago (day 25 of incubation) and nothing has happened yet... when should i notice any pipping, rocking, chirping? This is my first time to hatch eggs!! I know they are alive because I candled them right before i stopped turning them. Many veins are present. I increased ventilation, the temp is steady 99.5. Is there anything else I should be doing? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. sumi

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    Thanks. Still no activity from my eggs. I'm getting worried... Should I candle them or just leave them be?
     
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    You could candle them quick to see if they pipped internally, but don't worry before they are at least 2 days overdue. Sometimes eggs hatch early and sometimes they hatch late. Late hatches are most often caused by slightly too low incubation temperatures, but I've had a very late hatch under a broody hen once.
     

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