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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by new to birds, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. new to birds

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    This duck was started to hatch in a food store! Do I help him come out?? He has been at it for 4-5 hours now [​IMG]
     
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  3. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In a food store? Is it warm in there?
     
  4. new to birds

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    What do I do
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    I too am confused with the food store part? :confused:

    No you don't need to help it out of the shell. 4-5 hours is nothing it could stay pipped like that for 24 hours possibly more before it hatches. Helping them out too early can cause more harm than good.
    Do you have an incubator?
     
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  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    x2. [​IMG] Curious minds want to know [​IMG]
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    The egg needs warmth and humidity it would have in an incubator and once it hatches, it needs a brooder to continue the warmth and protect from drafts, kids and house pets.
     
  10. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

    :eek: Wow! I wouldn't buy eggs from there.
     

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