Help! Worried about duck I just hatched.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CanChaser, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. CanChaser

    CanChaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks r starting to hatch in my incubator. I had one hatch at about 7am this morning. It's all the way out of egg and still wet. It's just kinda laying there though. It peeps and kicks a little but overall seems pretty weak. Is that ok or should I be worried?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It should be fine. They are tired after the effort of pipping, zipping and hatching.
     
  3. CanChaser

    CanChaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems a little stronger now. Phew!
     
  4. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Remember when Mom hatches them, she will not leave the nest once they start to hatch. She can sit there up to 3 days. What goes on under that hen is anyone's guess. In nature, that baby could be sleeping a day or so before it gets up.
    Don't open the lid however or you will blow the hatch.. just let it be untill all your eggs are done, or 2 days.
     

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