Ducklings getting ready to hatch

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SnapHappii, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. SnapHappii

    SnapHappii Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had duck eggs in the bator and a few days ago one started to hatch, it sadly didn't make it out of the shell [​IMG] Could anything I have done caused this? I have one who has pipped today, but the pip was on the bottom of the shell. Is that normal?
     
  2. SnapHappii

    SnapHappii Out Of The Brooder

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  3. SnapHappii

    SnapHappii Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone?
     
  4. crazy cat lady

    crazy cat lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I don't know! Hopefully someone will come along andbe able to answer for you. Wish I could of been of some kind of help for you. [​IMG]
     
  5. kwack

    kwack Out Of The Brooder

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    We just finished our hatch yesterday. [​IMG] I did use a carton after using an auto turner. In the home stretch I ended up removing them from the carton as it seemed gravity could actually help them hatch and I think it was easier once they had zipped a bit of the shell. Not really sure because it was our first hatch and I think I was just impatient and worried.

    As for the wrong end pip, I remember reading that someone else dealt with that on BYC but I can't find the thread so I can't remember the recommendations or outcome. Sorry.

    We did lose on the day before hatch day.[​IMG] The shell had gone dark and blotchy from the inside and then the 'ling wasn't moving anymore.

    The rest of them are doing great.

    Good luck with your hatch.

    kwack
     

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