What to do when 1 egg hatches early??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lonebluetear, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. lonebluetear

    lonebluetear Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 10, 2016
    Today was my lockdown day and I was going to move my duck eggs from the incubator to the hatcher and saw 1 egg had made a sizeable crack! I had already set up the hatcher so I immediately moved them into that. The duckling was completely hatched by 4 this afternoon. The other eggs have not pipped at all (and weren't scheduled to hatch for 3 days anyhow). So... being that this one is hatched, do I take it out at the 24 hour mark and put in the brooder by itself???
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    Boy, he was in a rush huh?? Fast little bugger, especially for a duck. You can put it in the bator when you feel comfortable doing so. He'll probably be loud and not so happy until he has some friends, but you can put a small mirror or stuffed animal in the brooder with him. I would assume that maybe he was sitting in a warm spot in the bator and had excellerated growth.
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