Separating Newly Hatched Ducklings

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chubbyducks, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. chubbyducks

    chubbyducks Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 17, 2015
    I've got 6 eggs in an incubator, one hatched yesterday and the rest showed large cracks in the evening; I expected that they'd probably be hatched by this morning but there looks to be no progress with them.

    The first duckling is almost dry, so when its ready would people recommend I move it to the brooder alone or leave it in the incubator a bit longer? Id planned to leave it in a bit longer so it'd be with the rest when they hatched, but its seeming like its going to be another day at least before another is ready to move to the brooder. Also, the incubator is a real mess already after just 15 hours!
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    Go with what you feel is best... if you'd rather leave it in the bator, it will be fine... if you'd rather slip it out real quick and put it in the brooder, then go for it... ducks loooove to take their sweet time hatching, lol...
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    If the duckling is dry and it's been a few hours, I'd put it in the brooder. Hopefully the rest of the clutch will put in an appearance soon!
  4. chubbyducks

    chubbyducks Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 17, 2015
    Cheers for the advice, first little duckling cosy and warm in the brooder :) Now just waiting patiently for the rest of his/her siblings!


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