HELP!!!!! NEEDING ADVICE AND HELP ON DUCK EGG INCUBATING 25-30??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ashriver924, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. Shadow Source

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    Just walk away from the incubator.:) If your humidity and temperature is correct, STEP AWAY FROM THE INCUBATOR. What is your humidity level? Just remember that if you open the incubator when the egg is pipped like this, a rush of cool dry air will rush into the incubator, and literally shrink rap the chick and the chick will die.
     
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  2. rjohns39

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    I haven't said much on this thread as you've got two of our best hatchers advising you. but I'm still watching intently to see how this turns out.:jumpy:jumpy Best of luck. I've had ducks rest a full 24 hours after pip before starting to unzip.
     
  3. ashriver924

    ashriver924 Chirping

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    Hey everyone!!! I just wanted to give you all an update! As of right now, the little guy is wobbling around in his egg, working on trying to hatch. You can see he’s poked through again right beside the first one, so hopefully he(or she) will make their grand entry into the world by this evening!! Fingers crossed!
     
  4. ashriver924

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    I guess I should have asked earlier with my first post, but what should I do after he hatches? I’m on my way to get materials to make a brooder so is there anything else I need to do food…anything??
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Yep, you're gonna need a brooder, a heat lamp, bedding, duckling feed or flock raiser feed if you can find it, chick starter if you can't. Also you'll probably want to buy a chick feeder and make a duckling waterer out of a plastic milk gallon or cottage cheese container.

    And a second duckling, so I would start looking around your area for ducklings for sale.
     
  6. Shadow Source

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    Don't buy medicated feed I hear that it can kill a duckling. I made a brooder with an old plastic storage box. All I did was cut a good sized hole in the lid, then I outlined the hole with wood, then I screwed it to the lid, then stapled chicken wire over the top. BE CARFUL WITH HEAT LAMPS!!! I almost bunt down my chicken house with one. That's why in my brooder I use a brooder plate, might be more expensive but it is much safer than a heat lamp. Here is one on Amazon for 50 dollars, I have the same one it works great.
     
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    Any more action? Is he out of his egg?
     
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  10. ashriver924

    ashriver924 Chirping

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    He’s actually trying really hard now, give me a sec and I’ll post a up to date picture!! How long after he pips should I give him before I get concerned or should help??
     
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