Hatching buff orpington ducks - need a little advice

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JoelleNZ, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. JoelleNZ

    JoelleNZ Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    Wondering if you could help I am hatching 12 buff orpington ducks and I have:

    1 duckling that has hatched early (day 25) and is doing great
    1 that's got its beak sticking out and is about 3/4 of the way round,
    1 that's not started to zip but was the 1st to pip
    2 have started to zip and stopped
    1 externally pipped (wrong end) not yet 12hrs
    6 that have done nothing

    How would you deal with a mixed bag of hatching stages?

    Do I take out the duckling after 24hrs and help the ones that are still alive? I'm just worried if I open the incubator after 24hrs that it will cause shrink wrap.

    Any advice would be great.

    Thanks
    Jo
     
  2. enriquec

    enriquec Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. JoelleNZ

    JoelleNZ Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the links I'll have a look at them now.

    1st one hatched 14hrs ago
    the one with the beak sticking out has now zipped and is ready to pop out
    still only 4 others that have EP'd but doesn't seem to be anything hapening

    Nice to have some spring babies ;)
     

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