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Hi everyone. I've lived on this forum for 2 weeks gathering all the knowledge I could!! I have a single duck egg that survived the coyotes on our land. I have no idea how old it is, but I've learned so much that I have it narrowed down to the day almost!! I'm so in love with this little wonder and I am a nervous wreck waiting for him to hatch. I built an incubator, learned how to wire electricity, raise humidity, make a wet bulb thermometer, ect. Lol. Right now he's rocking and looks like he's working hard on his internal pip. I just wanted to say thanks for all of the info you all offer and I'm definitely open to any pointers if you have any!!
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Welcome to BYC, looks like your egg will hatch, a single duck may get lonely so it may be a good idea to get a couple more so they can keep company. Do you have any other poultry? Maybe a broody hen to take care of him? Good luck with your hatching.
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Hello!! Great job on taking in so much information and applying it!! What breed of duck is it? I just hatched my first duck eggs last week. The eggs were shipped to me and only 1 egg survived to hatch time. I now have a beautiful, little duckling who was a week old yesterday. He's doing great! I have more ducks eggs due to hatch in a little over a week. So he won't be alone forever. It can take awhile for them to internally pip. My guy rocked around for 2 days before he actually broke through the membrane. When you candle you will see a shadow inside the air cell when he pips. And if you listen closely you should be able to hear him peeping. Although I didn't hear mine peep right away but I did see the shadow. Also right before internal pip the air cell will grow a lot and slant down on one side. This is totally normal. Good luck. Be sure to post updates!
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Thanks for the pointers smile.png And congrats on your little one!! I'm almost certain this is a mallard since thats the only thing we have frequent our pond. And Canadian geese.. That take their 1 little newborn for a daily stroll through my backyard.. SO precious!! I took a pic to give you all some insight on where we are smile.png I hope it posts!
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Thanks for the pointers smile.png And congrats on your little one!! I'm almost certain this is a mallard since thats the only thing we have frequent our pond. And Canadian geese.. That take their 1 little newborn for a daily stroll through my backyard.. SO precious!! I took a pic to give you all some insight on where we are smile.png I hope it posts!
Oh so these are not eggs from your ducks! So cool!! The picture didn't load. Can you try again? I really want to see it!! smile.png
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