Would playing music to my duck eggs encourage the little peeps to hatch? PLEASE ANSWER

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nikkis224, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. nikkis224

    nikkis224 Out Of The Brooder

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    it is day 28 and i have 2 chicks that shaked and one has a small crack and i can hear it peeping. i was wondering if playing music to them will encourage them to hatch.
    i have 15 eggs some rouen and some pekin
    any answers would help thank you

    PLEASE PLEASE ANSWER!
     
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  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try quacking at them. I did that, and my peeper hatched within the first hour that I found he was hatching!
     
  3. Lapaysannefarm

    Lapaysannefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what I do for my chicks, I start peeping at them and it really gets them going. And I also tap on the incubator and that really makes them hurry up! LOL
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha.

    I did that with my first hatch, then when the duckling hatched, it looked at me.like "seriously?! All this to find out i need to hatch out of this box too?! And to find I DON'T have a mama? Urg" :lau
     
  5. Lamar Estate

    Lamar Estate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I quacked at my duck eggs and honked at my goose eggs in order to make them rock and chirp.

    It seems to take FOREVER for them to get out of the shells--a day or longer.

    I can't see why playing soft music would hurt.
     
  6. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I admit it - I sang to my duck eggs. They didn't hatch, but people tell me I have a lovely singing voice, so hopefully it wasn't that they were just afraid to come into a world that created those sounds.
    I sing to the ducks & they like it. When we play music outside they come stand in the middle of the circle of musicians & quack up a storm & nibble on my stand-up bass. I think knowing something is waiting for them on the other side is a good motivator.

    In that "Living With Turkeys" doc on PBS he gobbles at the turkeys & showed it helped them recognize him as "Mother" upon entering the world.
     

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