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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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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!

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Peafowl: Spalding Cameo, Spalding Cameo White Eyed, Spalding Cameo Silver Pied, Spalding White Eyed, Spalding, Cameo, Cameo Black Shoulder, Midnight Silver Pied, Opal Pied White Eyed, Opal Black Shoulder and Purple Pied White Eyed

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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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JOIN THE D'ANVER CLUB OF AMERICA!
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 

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

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~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!

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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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