mom hatched anacona - different days?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by burntcoffey, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. burntcoffey

    burntcoffey Out Of The Brooder

    May 28, 2015
    I have Anconas that started to seem broody. I didnt think they were serious about it and didnt pay alot of attention to dates.
    There were two nests forming. Suddenly someone became very serious about it. I candled and found eggs in each nest that were in multiple stages of development. I put the ones that seemed the most viable and closed in development under one mom.

    She hatched [​IMG]This cutie overnight but is still sitting on the nest. No one else has pipped but i think there are at least two that I see alot of vigorous motion in.

    Anyone else experience this? Obviously if she decides to stop sitting its game over. But is there a point at which i should take them from her even though i see motion inside?
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I would let her see it through.

    @Miss Lydia


  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Me too it can take up to 4 days sometimes for all to hatch just put fresh feed and water close enough the ones already hatched and mom can have something to eat while waiting. If after 3-4 days she gets up and leaves take the remaining eggs and candle. that way you'll know if any more are going to hatch. Then your next question will be do I have another broody to put these under or get the incubator heated up. I'd get the bator going at least on day 3 of first hatched just to be ready if you don't have another broody who can take them.

    Please let us know how it goes and Congratulations that is adorable.

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