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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by Lacrystol View Post

11 hours isn't enough time. I would hang tight for a little longer.
I got your message after I had helped a bit...just took off a bit of the top for him, the membrane was yellow/brown around the air cell. Then I moistened him up and put him back for the day.....and came home to the little guy stumbling around 😍 and another one is out too. I'm not sure if I would have had to helped but it didn't seem to hurt so I'm okay with it but glad it didn't turn out bad 😁 thank you for all your help/advice! I really appreciate it, you've eased my mind quite a bit smile.png
Edited by NewbyDuckhatch - 5/24/16 at 2:40pm
post #12 of 15
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Lacrystol, good call on the sticky chicks....out of all of them only two hatched on their own. The rest were stuck. As soon as I took a bit of shell off most of them just twisted right out, no wasting time lol.
Some had a harder time so I just opened up enough and covered the membrane with wet paper towel. They popped out soon after.
So far they all look great! One is very behind, just pipped yesterday so I'm watching that one no interfering. Thanks again
post #13 of 15

the same thing happened to me but I didn't know to put damp paper towel over them. I just moistened with my finger and picked off shell to get them started, saved 3 out of 4, question though , at what age can I safely put babies with adults on the pond?

post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by NewbyDuckhatch View Post

Lacrystol, good call on the sticky chicks....out of all of them only two hatched on their own. The rest were stuck. As soon as I took a bit of shell off most of them just twisted right out, no wasting time lol.
Some had a harder time so I just opened up enough and covered the membrane with wet paper towel. They popped out soon after.
So far they all look great! One is very behind, just pipped yesterday so I'm watching that one no interfering. Thanks again

NICE...

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post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by sue5050 View Post
 

the same thing happened to me but I didn't know to put damp paper towel over them. I just moistened with my finger and picked off shell to get them started, saved 3 out of 4, question though , at what age can I safely put babies with adults on the pond?

I wouldn't use wet paper towel myself, it cools down to quickly.  What you did is what I do.  

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