Egg stuck in incubator

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tatswell, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. tatswell

    tatswell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 7 eggs in the incubator, one of which did not make it. I'm assuming there was a hairline crack I missed and perhaps a small amount of yolk stuck to the egg tray..? I don't see any leakage but it is nestled very snug on the tray and the tray is not removable without removing the others eggs, which are at 2 weeks.
    I tried a drop of dawn to see if it would loosen it- did not work. Any other suggestions?
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2016
  2. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other eggs can be removed for about and hour. Keep them warm and away from drafts for that time. Maybe wrap them up in a towel.

    Remember, ducks leave their nests to eat and swim about once a day, so duck eggs cool down in the wild.
     
  3. tatswell

    tatswell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I intend on removing them but I'm having difficulty getting the egg out without making a mess. Wondering if there are any remedies out there to have it twist out
     
  4. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can't remove it without making a mess do what to can to minimize that mess. If your incubator is small enough bring it to a trash can and try to hold it over the trash while you remove it.

    You'll need to throughly clean and sanitize the incubator after removing the egg since you're likely to make a mess to matter what.
     
  5. tatswell

    tatswell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right. Coconut oil perhaps? I will try it and update this post in the case of other members with the same issue- without removing the entire tray.
     
  6. tatswell

    tatswell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The coconut oil worked! Just dabbed a bit on my finger and rubbed around the egg, let sit for a half hour, and with a little careful effort it twisted out.
     

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