Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by freddiedontknow, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. freddiedontknow

    freddiedontknow In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2007
    Hi one of my duck eggs hatched about an an hour ago and its already trying to stand ive heard it takes eight hours before they start and should i take him out and if i do can i but him on white pine bedding
  2. mourninglory

    mourninglory In the Brooder

    Aug 5, 2007
    Maurepas, Louisiana
    Is he dry and fluffy? If it's only been an hour and he's already standing that good. Once he is dry he can go into a warm brooder. Don't forget about the other eggs, since they need to hold the heat and humidity to also make a successful exit from the egg.
    It's so tempting to take the first ones out right away!
    Are the other eggs pipping?
    So exciting isn't it?!
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Don't worry about him standing early. I said that in my other reply to your other post also.

    Leave him in the incubator.

    Shavings can be an issue as they will try to eat them. Papertowels will work in a pinch. All my brooders and incubators have the rubber grip cloth used in the bottom of tool boxes now. Works great and easy to clean.
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Yeah, leave him alone for a day or so till he fluffs or till his frends pop out. Congrats on the baby!

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