eggs hatching v early!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Slash3, Jul 13, 2019 at 12:44 PM.

  1. Slash3

    Slash3 Chirping

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    So I went to turn my 5 eggs, only to find 1 was already hatching! 2 breaks in the shell, but it hasn't broken through the membrane yet. Can it breath ok? or should I make a tiny hole in the membrane? it should be day 23 btw. maybe the warmer weather here when they shipped caused them to develop earlier?
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Lock down the incubator and raise humidity. Don't start touching the egg..make sure all aircells are facing upwards to the top of incubator.
     
  3. Slash3

    Slash3 Chirping

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    The eggs are on their sides. Can it breath ok?
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Make sure the pip holes are facing up to the side of the egg..It takes up to 12 or more hours to hatch..
     
  5. Slash3

    Slash3 Chirping

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    yes pip holes are at the top. Thanks
     
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