I'm wondering how concerned I should be about one egg hatching ahead of the others. To make a long story short, I have a mother duck sitting on 7 eggs and one of them is hatching today. It pipped the last two days so it's a full on hatch now. The other 6 eggs haven't started pipping yet, and at last check they should all be viable. I've seen a few wiggle around when looking in the nest. By my calculations, the eggs should be hatching Saturday-ish, but will it be a problem with this one coming days earlier? I'm wondering if mom will still sit on those eggs or if I will need to quickly find an incubator. This is my (and mother duck's) first time with hatching eggs. She is a fawn Runner I raised last year and has been (surprisingly) a diligent and excellent sitter.
Edited by SometimesCraftr - 5/18/16 at 11:30am