Wild egg help!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Newduckies, May 17, 2018.

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  1. Newduckies

    Newduckies In the Brooder

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    I rescued 5 duck eggs- 2 seem to have passed away. I counted backward from the first day we noticed the male mallard and so I thought they would hatch 2 days ago. They haven’t internally pipped yet. Do I keep waiting? Should I worry? Temp in the incubator is 98, humidity is 65%.
    Up until last weekend I had temp at 99 and humidity was 40% ish.
    I candled this morning I still see movement. Can I post a video or photo in here? Did I calculate wrong possibly?
     
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  2. Golden Brahma 64

    Golden Brahma 64 Songster

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    Just keep waiting. Only time will tell
     
  3. house.of.ducks

    house.of.ducks Songster

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    :welcome I agree with Golden Brahma 64, just keep waiting and if none end up hatching they probably weren’t the healthiest eggs and it wasn’t anything you did. Good luck and keep us updated :fl:jumpy:highfive:
     
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  4. Newduckies

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    Update: 2/3 living eggs pipped externally by 9:55 this morning (I didn’t notice earlier but the pips are on the far side). Third one internally pipped but I don’t know when. It’s been hours with absolutely no change. Is this normal? I thought an average hatch was 12 Hours?
     
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  5. Unexpected chicken lover

    Unexpected chicken lover Crowing

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    With ducks i believe it can take up to 48 hours
    Happy hatching!! Sending good vibes:hugs:jumpy:hugs:jumpy:fl
     
  6. Newduckies

    Newduckies In the Brooder

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    The third one still hasn’t externally pipped. It’s been 12 Hours. Is it ok in there? I know it’s pipped through its membrane.
     
  7. Newduckies

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    Update: 22 hrs, third one pipped last night 10:30. No change other than that. Will zipping begin soon?
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Ducklings take a while to hatch..They rest lots as they absorb the yolk. Keep waiting..
     
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  9. Newduckies

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    Third one pipped externally last night, but no change it’s been 28 hrs. Should I begin helping peel away shell?
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    No...They can take a long time..Up to 48 hours. Is it still alive?
     

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