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Duck egg abandoned by broody. HELP!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NoseyChickens, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    I have a runner duck egg that was under a broody. I had two under her developing nicely. Wednesday was day 28. On Thursday one started to hatch but was attacked by another chicken that snuck into the area I had my broody and was killed half way out of the egg. I candled this egg and there is movement, it is clearly still alive, but is now on day 31. I brought it inside and put it in my incubator and cranked up the humidity. I do have chicks that just hached on Thrudsday, so if this egg hatches it will not be alone. But I have never hatched a duck egg before. This was my first attempt. Any advice? I have only been able to get the humidity to 80% temp 99*. I candled and made sure the air sack was up. Is there anything else I should do, other than wait and see?
     
  2. mustangluvrjen

    mustangluvrjen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    80% humidity and 99'F will be fine. The temp can even drop to 97 and will be alright. I just hatched my first clutch of duck eggs(5) w/ bator. I only had to help one because he was huge and piping at narrow end. This was my first hatch ever so I'm still learning to but I'm sure others might step in and give you more pointers. Best of luck [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Dec 25, 2010
  3. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Thanks! The egg is wiggling around in the incubator. So with any hope it will hatch out soon. [​IMG]

    Cute babies!
     

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