1 Hatched, Pipped, Zipped & Fluffed (help please)

LittleLakesFarm

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I have a Brinsea Maxi ii Advance & this is my first time using it. One duck has hatched & is all fluffed up. It is day 28. He/she appears to be about 24 hours ahead of the rest of the eggs (the others have only just now externally pipped). Is it okay to leave him/her in the incubator for another 24-48 hours while the others finish hatching? I don't want to open the lid but does he/she need to come out or can he/she stay in there at least until all the eggs have all zipped? Is it too hot in there for one who is ready for the brooder? Does he/she need a drink? How long can he/she safely stay in there? He/she seems ready to come out now but I don't want to open the lid.?!?!?! :confused:
 
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LittleLakesFarm

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They can stay in the incubator an extra 24 hours after getting fluffed up

What if the other eggs have not zipped by tomorrow at this time (24 hours from now), do I need to risk opening the lid to take him/her out even then? The other ducks have externally pipped but seem to be very slow. I am worried about the dreaded "shrink wrap". :/
 
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LittleLakesFarm

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You can take him out. Just don't open it more, or longer than you have to.

What really messes with eggs is repeated opening

Is it normal for 1 to hatch 24 hours before the rest of the eggs? It seems as though one area of my incubator is a hair warmer than the rest of it. Is this normal?
 

LittleLakesFarm

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Incubators often have warm spots.

Eggs hatch at different rates depending on the temp they incubated at. So it's normal to have some that hatch earlier and some that hatch layer

Thank you so much for your quick response & helpful info. It has eased my mind. I can go to sleep for the night now! Cheers & thanks again! :love:hugs
 

LittleLakesFarm

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you really DONT need to open...she will be absolutely fine for 24 hours.....dont worry about it.. xxx

It has been 18 hours since he/she hatched & another duck has hatched now. The first one keeps pecking the younger one. :rolleyes: I feel like I need to take the older one out but I don't know?!?!? :barnie He/she seems bored/antsy.
 

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