Help: early hatch with turner tray still in

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by joduh, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. joduh

    joduh Chirping

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    I must have miscounted days or i have a heat issue, but anyhow one of my ducklings is hatching. The egg is pipped, hole is about the size of a nickel and i can hear it chirping . I have disabled the turner but the eggs are all still in it. The eggs rest on their sides in this tray not on-end (model is Janoel 12 incubator). Do I open the incubator quickly and remove the tray? Or let them hatch first? I'm worried about losing the pipped egg. But I don't want a duckling to be injured by trying to climb out of the tray or getting stuck.

    What to do? Thanks!
     
  2. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Crowing

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    Remove the turning trays, make sure someone help you so humidity and temps doesn’t drop too much.
     
  3. joduh

    joduh Chirping

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    Thanks, it hatched fully so we were able to pull the tray before any others pipped.
     

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