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when do ducks first walk, eat and drink. need help urgently chicks have just hatched. also how long should i keep them in the incubator for.

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I am not a hatcher, but I have read that they need several hours to rest, and to keep them in the incubator till they fluff up.

 

Please post on this thread - there are hatchers there - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/978237/she-said-he-said-whos-right-whos-wrong-no-one

 

There are also two stickies on hatching here http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/256233/ducks-sticky-topics-index

 

@Lacrystol

@dotknott


Edited by Amiga - 5/6/16 at 11:26am

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I tend to leave the ducklings in the incubator until they have dried out and fluffed up UNLESS they are super active and are climbing over and moving the other eggs around.

 

That tends to be rare, as hatching is a tiring endeavor.

 

When you remove them, bring them to the brooder, dip their bill in the water and put them down. They should be able to walk around right away, though it's mostly in fits and starts. (Think bambi when he first stands up. They're like that for the first day or so.)

 

Make sure they have access to food, they likely won't eat it right away, but keep showing them where it is and they'll eat when they're ready.

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My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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thanks this has really helped.:yesss:

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Edited by buff goose guy - 5/6/16 at 1:01pm
A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
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A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
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