Hands on hatching and help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Here's what one looks like after having a boot on for 24 hours. The other foot is exactly the same I just didn't want to take his boot off and have to redo it lol


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  2. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    He does not use the toes and tries to stand on his ankle area. toes are constantly closed up like this as if he's making a fist..
     
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  3. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    He shakes profusely, just now noticed it..
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Try using a stiffer tape and leave it on for three days?

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  5. EmilyB86

    EmilyB86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey- I don't know whether to help my ducks. I a hatching call duck eggs and today is the due date- they are all moving and can hear the occasional cheep and they internally pipped about 29-30 hours and their beaks are nowhere near the top of the egg to start internally pipping?! What shall I do? Shall I make a small hole?! Any advice and plans would be amazing !!
    Shall I help them?!' Please help me xx
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    We have a couple people on here that are "duck" people that can give you more insight, however, they are already internally pipped if the are cheeping. It's just a matter of making the external pip. I have seen some people make a small safety hole in the air cell to allow more time for them to progress. It's a matter of what you are comfortable with.
     
  7. EmilyB86

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    It has been nearly 48 hours now since they internally pipped and there is still no external pip! Shall I make a hole
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

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    If you are comfortable. Others have chosen to do that.
     
  9. casportpony

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    I have Muscovy ducks, those I give 36-48 hours before I investigate. Chickens and peafowl get 24 hours.

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  10. casportpony

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    My away from air cell is zipping!

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