Duck and goose eggs hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Indianrunner123, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Indianrunner123

    Indianrunner123 Chirping

    45
    26
    64
    Feb 24, 2018
    20180318_190926.jpg 20180318_182022.jpg 20180318_182022.jpg In the incubator we have 2 runner duck eggs. 1 is due to hatch on Tuesday and the other is due to hatch in a month.

    There are also 6 goose eggs (3 of which are fertile). They are due to hatch on saturday.

    However the duck egg and 3 goose eggs seem to be hatching now.

    The incubator is on a cradle and their are black bars separating the eggs. I was going to lift it off the cradle and take out the bars for the eggs that are hatching, however will this affect the ones still to hatch?

    The birds are chirping and 2 have made a slight crack in the egg.

    Should i take the incubator of the cradle or will the eggs be ok to hatch?
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Mar 18, 2018
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

    4,492
    9,023
    621
    Jun 14, 2017
    Central PA
    I'd take out the cradle (studies have shown that chicken eggs are not adversely affected by a lack of turning after day 14) because it might interfere with hatching and the peeps themselves.

    However, at this point I assume they've already hatched. Hope it was good!
     
  3. Indianrunner123

    Indianrunner123 Chirping

    45
    26
    64
    Feb 24, 2018
    Yep all hatched and it went very well!
     

    Attached Files:

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: