Need help from expert hatchers

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hypnofrogstevie, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I was stupid and cracked an egg. There is a huge hole in the membrane with blood. I have left it alone since 10AM it is now 2:15PM. Should I try to coax out the chick or should I let him do it himself? Today is day 20
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If there's blood you should leave it alone, especially on Day 20. The blood needs to retract from the vessels before it hatches. Just let it be.
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Thank you so much cyn. I just hope the little guy is ok.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Me, too, Steve. It'll probably be okay.
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    thanks ebony. The baby is still alive though which is good. He did not bleed to death. I am going to let him be. I jet hope he will make it through the night. I havwe him wrapped up in a nice warm damp paper towel
     
  6. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    How long is the incubation for ducks, anyway? I thought they took longer.
     
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I am so sorry I am so scared I messed up on the day. He is on day 27. it takes 28 days for them to hatch
     
  8. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's what I thought. I think I messed up your counting!
     
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I added my eggs on the cell phone calender. tomorrow is there due date. I just hope I get a few babies. I called up TSC and I have to special order ducks. I have to order 25. I dont need that many.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2008

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