what do I do when my ducks hatch?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tippycanoe, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. tippycanoe

    tippycanoe Out Of The Brooder

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    We had a duckling hatch today in our incubator. Do we seperate it from the eggs that aren't hatched yet?
     
  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    No, it's best not to open the bator, the baby will be fine in there for a day or two, if it starts panting then will have to remove it, but ducks especially need lots of humidity when hatching, and opening the bator will allow it all to escape.
     
  3. tippycanoe

    tippycanoe Out Of The Brooder

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    should i put food or water in there for him?
     
  4. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    nope, it can live off it's yoke sack for several days. I should also mention, I am not a duck expert, but I believe it is the same for ducklings as it is for Chicks. I will be hatching my first duck egg next week.

    Good Luck!
     
  5. tippycanoe

    tippycanoe Out Of The Brooder

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    good luck with the hatch!! Thanks for the advice!
     
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