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Muscovy duck question hatching egg under duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kat79, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. kat79

    kat79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi first time allow a duck to hatch some eggs, her eggs are at day 35 but ducks still havent broken into the airsac but are really pushing against it as you can see a shadow in the airsac when candling. How long would others leave them before intervening? They are still alive at the moment.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I wouldn't intervene at all.
    Ducks have been incubating their eggs for millions of years without human intervention.
    If it were me, I wouldn't bother her at all to candle or anything else. The more hands off I am, the more successful the hens are. Hatch day is definitely the time to leave them alone.
    Messing around with a broody nest on hatch day is akin to opening an incubator when pipping is going on.
     
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