Hatching!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Fisherlmiranda, May 24, 2018.

  1. Fisherlmiranda

    Fisherlmiranda Songster

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    I've had a heck of a time incubating! I started with 10 eggs and they dropped like flies till 3 were left. But one has hatched. The other two I'm having to assist because they were trying to pip in the wrong place, I'm using this thread to guide me https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/guide-to-assisted-hatching-for-all-poultry.72886/ I'm on day 31 for Welsh Harlequin eggs and I'm determined for these other 2 to make it!. I believe this first ones a Silver Male based on bill and down color. 20180524_221724.jpg
     
  2. Fisherlmiranda

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    I've had ducklings, that I bought from the store before. So I know what to do with them in the brooder. And I know you leave them in the incubator for 24hr after hatching. But is there anything in between the two? Like do they need vitamins or anything special?
     
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  3. Kassbromley93

    Kassbromley93 Hatching

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    We've never given ours anything special and they've done just fine! :)
     
  4. emmyn74

    emmyn74 Songster

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    I don't usually give anything to ducks...I just make sure when I transfer them that they know where the water is and watch to make sure they each get a drink...if not... I dip their bill in the water once just so they know what to do...
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    You can add a tad of Poultry Nutri drench to their water just for a boost. Congrats on the ducklings so pretty... Is anyone helping you through this? @WVduckchick is always a good one to call on.
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I hatch too. The pip holes don't appear to be wrong..Don't bother them now and wait. It could be anywhere between now and 24 hours before they begin to zip. You can apply a bit of mineral oil, or Vaseline to the membranes so they don't dry out..Best wishes...
     
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  7. Fisherlmiranda

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    The air cell is on the back side of the egg. There bill was faced away from it and they had pecked a bruise on the shell. That's how I knew to open it.
     
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  8. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I see where the pip hole is...Looks fine where it was..Or is there another hole?
     
  9. Fisherlmiranda

    Fisherlmiranda Songster

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    I was trying to get help on the incubation thread but no one responded. I just followed everything on the post I posted above.
     
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  10. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Removing so much shell can cause the membrane to dry up and the Duckling to become shrink wrapped in the egg So oil keeps it moist. Water will actually draw out moisture..
     

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