Have to transport "piping" duck egg?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by HeatherMae, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. HeatherMae

    HeatherMae New Egg

    Jan 1, 2017
    My friend went on vacation so I took in her duck eggs to monitor them. We did not expect them to start hatching but they are beginning to. She is on her way home and will pick them up at 6:30. It is very cold outside, will the duckies die? We know very little about all of this so all advice is welcome. If we can transport them, any tips as to how?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Why not wait until they hatch and then move them ?
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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC.
    At this point it is going to be best if your friend waits until the ducklings have all hatched and then transports them back -- to transport mid hatch would be a bad idea. If your friend is reluctant to miss out on witnessing the hatching perhaps you can invite her to simply stay at your place during the hatch so she can be there.
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