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I had 4 cayuga eggs that were on day 25, getting ready to put in hatcher and they all quit rant I had checked them on day 22 and all 4 were moving and alive.  they were shipped eggs and I had a dozen but the others quit before day 7. I still have eggs that were set later in the bator but decided to just order ducklings hmm  Are duck eggs really that hard to hatch?

Krista- mom to 7 with an amazingly understanding husband   . chocolate runners, b/b/s orps, jubilee orps, bantam chocolate orps, project lf choc orps, blue breda fowl and a some cool exotic hens for eating eggs

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Krista- mom to 7 with an amazingly understanding husband   . chocolate runners, b/b/s orps, jubilee orps, bantam chocolate orps, project lf choc orps, blue breda fowl and a some cool exotic hens for eating eggs

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post #2 of 7

I just had some Runner eggs that hatched last week and only got 3 ducklings out of 10 eggs.
2 of the ducklings were SO close to pipping the outer shell. The others didn't absorb their yolks and were all dead and they were fully formed.

Next time I hatch duck eggs, I will need to go in earlier and get those ducklings out!

~Steven
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post #3 of 7

yes they are much different than chickens especially fragile when shipped. thought all were clear though? LOL  someone elses I guess?

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Originally Posted by Boggy Bottom Bantams 

yes they are much different than chickens especially fragile when shipped. thought all were clear though? LOL  someone elses I guess?


yeah, the ones i got from you got here on the 10th, these got here on the 8th from heavenly farms(sebrightmom, I think...I think they are from the daughter)....I also have some from farmrgirl in there, set on july 1st...maybe something will hatch hu
btw- they were all clear, I am an honest person wink I got the ones from you to diversify if I got the others to hatch....

I got them on the 24-hr thread http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6592628#p6592628  post #5663  wink

and if nothing hatches at least I ordered some cayuga and choc runners from metzer....dh said it was a no brainer...wish he said something earlier hide

eta- I still have a few in the bator from that second group from you big_smile  I just don't like to put all my chickens...errr ducks, in one basket tongue


Edited by klf73 - 7/3/11 at 9:27pm

Krista- mom to 7 with an amazingly understanding husband   . chocolate runners, b/b/s orps, jubilee orps, bantam chocolate orps, project lf choc orps, blue breda fowl and a some cool exotic hens for eating eggs

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Krista- mom to 7 with an amazingly understanding husband   . chocolate runners, b/b/s orps, jubilee orps, bantam chocolate orps, project lf choc orps, blue breda fowl and a some cool exotic hens for eating eggs

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post #5 of 7

I got ya, I do the same thing, was just wondering, you know how some folks can be, LOL
I figured when you said 12 it was from other  peoples, the time line was pretty close though  HAHA

~Aubrey & Aimee~

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Breeders Specializing in  30+ colors  quality D'Anver, 15+ colors  Bantam Phoenix,  Ohiki , 4 colors Bantam Sumatra,  Imported lines of large fowl Phoenix, Longcrower , Cayuga Ducks, 10 colors  Call Ducks. 25+ years experience  with migratory waterfowl.

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Originally Posted by Boggy Bottom Bantams 

I got ya, I do the same thing, was just wondering, you know how some folks can be, LOL
I figured when you said 12 it was from other  peoples, the time line was pretty close though  HAHA


I know, I have friends that have been bamboozled....actually it was 9 or 10 not 12....forgot it was for 8+ roll

Krista- mom to 7 with an amazingly understanding husband   . chocolate runners, b/b/s orps, jubilee orps, bantam chocolate orps, project lf choc orps, blue breda fowl and a some cool exotic hens for eating eggs

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Krista- mom to 7 with an amazingly understanding husband   . chocolate runners, b/b/s orps, jubilee orps, bantam chocolate orps, project lf choc orps, blue breda fowl and a some cool exotic hens for eating eggs

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post #7 of 7

I think they are harder to hatch if you get them in the mail. good choice on getting ducklings!

One arabian horse, 2 short hair guinea pigs, one Cayuga duck, one buff duck, one pekin duck, one black Swedish duck, one basset hound, and my family
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One arabian horse, 2 short hair guinea pigs, one Cayuga duck, one buff duck, one pekin duck, one black Swedish duck, one basset hound, and my family
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