Pipped egg, but what next?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Brooke0207, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. Brooke0207

    Brooke0207 In the Brooder

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    I have my duck sitting on some golden polish chicken eggs. Today one has externally pipped and now I'm left with a problem. I have been setting eggs under my duck everyday for two weeks. Once egg one hatches do I take it and let the duck continue to sit or will she still sit until the others have hatched as well?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member 6 Years

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    She will not sit until they have all hatched. You should take the chick from her and hope she continues to sit afterward. She may not; it hatching might trigger her to move into the next stage of brooding whether you let her keep it or not.

    Good luck :fl
     
  3. Brooke0207

    Brooke0207 In the Brooder

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    Thank you!!
     

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