HATCHLING HELP!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DaSouthernYankee, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Precious duckling:love
     
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  2. DaSouthernYankee

    DaSouthernYankee Songster

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    Okay so before I take it out, how long can the egg be out? Also what exactly am I looking for- the egg was pipped just a bit yesterday. And made the opening sometime last night. So it’s been that way for 5 hours.
     
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  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    This is what I would do...
    You want to hold the egg in the exact same position it is laying in the incubator when you take it out. Take it to a closet or a room with no windows... It's easier to see in the egg in a dark dark room.
    take your phone flashlight and shine it into the air cell part of the egg.
    Look in that hole and see if you see the beak moving.
    See if you can tell if the duck moves easily in there or if it is stuck.
     
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  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Oh and I'm the wrong person to ask how long the egg can be out of the incubator because I candle all the time. I don't think it would hurt at all for it to be out of the incubator for 30 seconds to a minute.
     
  5. DaSouthernYankee

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    I can see his beak moving already just looking inside the incubator.... but how long can he work on his zip before the membrane dries? If we made this pup at midnight it’s been almost 14 hrs...
     
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  6. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    The pip looks fine to me. I'd just be patient and wait a little longer. They can actually take up to 48 hours, ducks can be really slow.
     
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  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Don't do anything til the 24 hour mark.
    Just wait.
     
  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    14 hours is nothing in duckling time. Go shopping. Get out of the house you have plenty of time.
     
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  9. DaSouthernYankee

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    Okay cool! I just didn’t know if I was being negligent. I’ve been learning to let nature do its thing- even in the incubator it just feels like he’s been zipping for a while. I’m turning on the nanny cam and going to the store! Lol thank you all so much I’ll keep updating!
     
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  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    This waiting game sucks. I know...I hate this part.
    I find its best if I leave the house I worry less.
     
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