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Separating Newly Hatched Ducklings

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I've got 6 eggs in an incubator, one hatched yesterday and the rest showed large cracks in the evening; I expected that they'd probably be hatched by this morning but there looks to be no progress with them.

The first duckling is almost dry, so when its ready would people recommend I move it to the brooder alone or leave it in the incubator a bit longer? Id planned to leave it in a bit longer so it'd be with the rest when they hatched, but its seeming like its going to be another day at least before another is ready to move to the brooder. Also, the incubator is a real mess already after just 15 hours!
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Go with what you feel is best... if you'd rather leave it in the bator, it will be fine... if you'd rather slip it out real quick and put it in the brooder, then go for it... ducks loooove to take their sweet time hatching, lol...
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post #3 of 4

If the duckling is dry and it's been a few hours, I'd put it in the brooder. Hopefully the rest of the clutch will put in an appearance soon!

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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Cheers for the advice, first little duckling cosy and warm in the brooder :) Now just waiting patiently for the rest of his/her siblings!

 

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