Day 28 of Duck Eggs. Lots of questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by I Love Layers, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Currently in lock down with 7 duck eggs. They should hatch within the next 48 hours.

    I have hatched duck eggs before.


    **My incubator is an Octagon 20 Advance *

    1. How long should I wait to take the ducklings out of the bator?

    2. After taking them out do they need food and water right away?

    3. If they don't need food and water right away how long should I wait?
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2016
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    1. Remove ducklings once all are hatched and last one has dried, or if it has been over 12 hrs since last one hatched...

    2. Yes, absolutely... they might not need it right away, but you should always have it ready for them when they go into the brooder...

    3. See above... :)
     

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