Help shrink wrapped under hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by OldMissionChick, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. OldMissionChick

    OldMissionChick Songster

    Mar 2, 2015
    Northern Michigan
    Long story short I have a broody chicken & gave her duck eggs. I dont remember when she was given them so not sure of their incubation date. I knew we were getting close by sneeking in a couple candlings. So this morning went to check and one had cracked its shell but didnt look like it punctured the membrane.
    I peeled back some shell and its beak is out and can see some feathers. So I brought it inside and put it on a paper towel with a little warm water under a light.

    I had to bring it in because mom started pecking at the egg and i didnt want her to kill it. Is there anything that i should be doing to help this one? And what should I do since i have 3 more under the hen that have tiny pips?

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    I see you posted nearly 2 days ago. How did the hatch go and how are the ducklings doing? I hope everything went well for them.

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