Hatching/Incubation Help

Miss Lydia

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What you need to do is go on BYC it's working now and start a conversation with Ravyn Fallen or WVduckchick both of them are experienced with hatching. I would die if I steered you wrong.
 

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How long do I wait if it makes no progress? Just so I know incase it needs help :)
I've made the safe hole I done that this morning. It peeped to say thankyou :) I meant if it doesn't make progress from that do I wait another two days?
No it's still absorbing from what I can see. Once it starts on the shell I'll feel less worried but what do I do if it doesn't work on the shell? Never done this before sorry all the ducks I've incubated seem to die before now
generally speaking everything with ducks is dragged out , lol
internal pip to external is about 24 hours
external pip to zip can be 24-40 hours

what kind of duck??
is it yawning?
 

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What you need to do is go on BYC it's working now and start a conversation with Ravyn Fallen or WVduckchick both of them are experienced with hatching. I would die if I steered you wrong.
generally speaking everything with ducks is dragged out , lol
internal pip to external is about 24 hours
external pip to zip can be 24-40 hours

what kind of duck??
is it yawning?

Bless you!!Runners I believe
 

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generally speaking everything with ducks is dragged out , lol
internal pip to external is about 24 hours
external pip to zip can be 24-40 hours

what kind of duck??
is it yawning?
That's what I thought lol. Don't want to leave it to long though! Well it internally pipped two days ago so I made a safety hole this morning and it seems pretty active. Yes it's yawning so it hasn't finished yet do you think it'll be able to get out alone or would I need to assist abit?
 

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It will be 2 days tomorrow for the others so if there's no progress I'll make a safety hole for them too. These are shipped so I'm expecting problems!
 

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It will be 2 days tomorrow for the others so if there's no progress I'll make a safety hole for them too. These are shipped so I'm expecting problems!
Most of my eggs are shipped. Wonky air cells, but not always a big issue.

Talk to the duck folks. I do intervene. But, I'd be cautious on advancing the process (especially when others say it takes this long ).

Mine are chicks, but normally, I wouldn't expect them to take this long (but never hatched these eggs ). At exactly Day 20, I found internal pips in all these eggs, except a couple that were pushing on the air cell. Still, it was 12 hours before the very first external pip. It was another 12 before the first hatch, and another 5 external pips. I came home to 7 chicks in the bator today and 2 struggling to get out of their shells. One had yellow membrane and the other was mid-push and dried there (looked like a drop in humidity, but hygrometer looked fine). Anyway, I slowly addressed each chick. It is now day 22 and the last egg just pipped. Follow the experienced duck hatchers...

It's not worth it to see one come out with a yolk sac.
 

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Most of my eggs are shipped. Wonky air cells, but not always a big issue.

Talk to the duck folks. I do intervene. But, I'd be cautious on advancing the process (especially when others say it takes this long ).

Mine are chicks, but normally, I wouldn't expect them to take this long (but never hatched these eggs ). At exactly Day 20, I found internal pips in all these eggs, except a couple that were pushing on the air cell. Still, it was 12 hours before the very first external pip. It was another 12 before the first hatch, and another 5 external pips. I came home to 7 chicks in the bator today and 2 struggling to get out of their shells. One had yellow membrane and the other was mid-push and dried there (looked like a drop in humidity, but hygrometer looked fine). Anyway, I slowly addressed each chick. It is now day 22 and the last egg just pipped. Follow the experienced duck hatchers...

It's not worth it to see one come out with a yolk sac.
Ducks seem to take the car ride worse or in my experience they have. I won't be interfering to much unless it does need help that's why I waited 48 hours after the first internal pip to make a pin sized safety hole. Now I'll wait longer to see if there's any progress if not I'll open the hole a little bigger to see the veins situation.
 

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That's what I thought lol. Don't want to leave it to long though! Well it internally pipped two days ago so I made a safety hole this morning and it seems pretty active. Yes it's yawning so it hasn't finished yet do you think it'll be able to get out alone or would I need to assist abit?
Ducks seem to take the car ride worse or in my experience they have. I won't be interfering to much unless it does need help that's why I waited 48 hours after the first internal pip to make a pin sized safety hole. Now I'll wait longer to see if there's any progress if not I'll open the hole a little bigger to see the veins situation.
update??
 
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