First time hatching duck eggs..one hatched tonight-3 days early! PIC

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PlumTuckered, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
    Arkansas
    I'm on cloud nine right now, 3 days early and one of my darling Pekins has hatched, another egg is pipped already as well.
    How soon do Ya'll take them out of the 'bator? How soon can I hold and love on my new baby??????????? I'm so proud of my 6 month old girls, these eggs are from them :)
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    Michelle
     
  2. crazy cat lady

    crazy cat lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would imagine the same goes for ducks as they do for chickens. You will have to wait for the pipped eggs to hatch. If you open the bator before then You may do them harm or kill them. I'm sure someone who has more reliable info will come in and answer for you.
     
  3. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    I would wait until they dry off. If you open the incubator you decrease the humidity, so if you can wait it is better. What a little cutie!!!
     
  4. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    On our first hatch of 16 duck eggs, As soon as the they were completely out of the egg and not attached to any yolk at all, my DH would remove them from the bator and place in brooder under heat lamp. They wouldn't dry in bator. All 16 hatched out fine.
     
  5. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Were your eggs shipped or local?
     
  6. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
    Arkansas
    These eggs were laid by my 6 month old Pekin gals.
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    Michelle
     
  7. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    sqweeeee!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Quote:Were your eggs shipped or local?

    They were own own eggs laid over a 2 day period. [​IMG]
     

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