To help or not

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by crissycriss, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a mallard egg that goes into lockdown 15th (tomorrow). S/he internaly pipped yesterday the 13th. Has not externaly pipped yet.Should i pip the outer shell for it?My last mallards did this i waited didnt help lost 5 out of 8.If id helped sooner i could of saved them.Now I dont know what to do.Im scared if i dont i will lose it like the others but if i do it will be to early.What would you do?
     
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    How many days old are they now? Depending on the humdity etc, ducks can go from 28 to 31 days and some even 32 days..... Good luck!
     
  3. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tomorrow will be day 25 that been said my mallards that hatched last week hatched on day 25. Was shocked they hatched so early.
     
  4. longlegz86

    longlegz86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wait a little longer before even messing with them....
     
  5. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An update.....
    Waited until morning of day 25. When i candled no movement.So i took a small drill bit and made a little hole.Fully formed chick had a little yolk that wasn't asorbed,dead in shell :(
     
  6. longlegz86

    longlegz86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Oh no sorryyy
     
  7. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks :) im new at this so learning as i go. Another member helped me with some sites that was great information.My temps has to be running high to cause early hatching.Plus i may need to make my vents bigger.So fingers crossed for my next hatch.Thanks for the help! Forgot my manners sorry abouy that.
     
  8. fowl farm

    fowl farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep humidity in mind, too! Good luck with your next hatch. They are so much fun!
     
  9. crissycriss

    crissycriss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will do :)
     

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