thought i was hatching chicken eggs!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bobshammy, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. bobshammy

    bobshammy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thought I was hatching chicken eggs so when they pipped on day twenty two I thought all was normal. Almost 24 hours later and no movement so I lifted the flap of shell over the pip and there's a duck bill! I wrapped in paper towel and put it back for now. Freaking out!!! What should I do!!
     
  2. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a pleasant surprise! Haha

    Let the baby dry completely before you put him/her in the brooder
     
  3. bobshammy

    bobshammy Out Of The Brooder

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    But isn't it too early for ducks to hatch???
     
  4. mtngirl35

    mtngirl35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought ducks hatched at 28 days. Maybe this one is impatient.
     
  5. WildThang

    WildThang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its already threw the egg theres nothing you can really do but dry it off make sure its alright, and put it in a brooder. Make sure it gets good water and what not. It's like mother earth, women have early births, Dogs sometimes have their pups a few days early or a few days late. Theres nothing you can really do. But be happy!
     

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