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HELP! External pip, but mom left nest with others

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Blondiega1, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Songster

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    So yesterday I had 6 peepers.
    Today I got NINE peepers.
    Mom has led the 9 to water and left nest.
    One egg left in nest that has externally pipped.

    Will she come back to the nest?
    Do I need to intervene?
    And if I do intervene, what the heck do I do!!! LOL



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    Last edited: Jul 29, 2014
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Take the egg, find a means of warming it up and once the chick has hatched slip it under the hen in the evening - good luck.
     
  3. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Songster

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    Okay thanks.
    Should I put it on heating pad?
    Put damp paper towel over it?
    I could see bill and feathers.
     
  4. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Songster

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    I think I'm leaving it for now.
    She brought all nine home for dinner so I'm hoping she's heading back to nest soon.
    That will allow her to hatch out the last one.
    If she's not back on nest by dark, I'll go get it and do the best I can.


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  5. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Songster

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    She's got them all back on the nest now!
    Pray Pray Pray that by tomorrow we have 10!!!!
    COME ON #10!!
    YOU CAN DO IT!!!!
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    10 wow things have been busy at your place.. I hope the lil one makes it out okay. Congrats!!
     
  7. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Songster

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    I know right!
    They've hatched out over 36 hrs now!
    My goodness!
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Be sure to let us know how #10 is doing and the rest too.
     
  9. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Songster

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    I sure will!
    She still has them all on nest this morning.
    Hoping this afternoon when she brings them out that #10 is with them.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    [​IMG] she's going to have her wings full that's for sure.
     

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