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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wobbles

Mission escape tractor supply with no ducklings......FAILED!

Meet our new runner babies Cinder and Ember (Fawn and white I'm thinking?)

Ember

Cinder

PRECIOUS!

Barred Rocks, Orpingtons, Muscovy, Pekin, Welsh Harlequin and Swedish Ducks

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Barred Rocks, Orpingtons, Muscovy, Pekin, Welsh Harlequin and Swedish Ducks

Great Pyrenees, Akbash and French Bulldogs

recommended threads, hatching, candling, mama heating pad:

Can someone tell me how to calculate 2.8% of ounces? Did I ask that correctly? I have an egg that weighed 1.4oz and when i weighed it the next time, it weighed 1.3oz. what is the % of this weight loss? Do i have to convert my ounces to grams and then multiply by what?
Can anyone help me out? The quote below is from:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-and-hatching-muscovy-eggs

"If the eggs loose less weight than 2.8% every week, it means that the humidity is too high. If the eggs loose more than 2.8% every week, it means that the humidity is too low."

Thank you very much
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Originally Posted by CyndiD

Can someone tell me how to calculate 2.8% of ounces? Did I ask that correctly? I have an egg that weighed 1.4oz and when i weighed it the next time, it weighed 1.3oz. what is the % of this weight loss? Do i have to convert my ounces to grams and then multiply by what?
Can anyone help me out? The quote below is from:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-and-hatching-muscovy-eggs

"If the eggs loose less weight than 2.8% every week, it means that the humidity is too high. If the eggs loose more than 2.8% every week, it means that the humidity is too low."

Thank you very much

Subtract your current weight from the starting weight.  Divide that by starting weight and then multiply by 100 for your % wt. loss.

Barred Rocks, Orpingtons, Muscovy, Pekin, Welsh Harlequin and Swedish Ducks

Great Pyrenees, Akbash and French Bulldogs

recommended threads, hatching, candling, mama heating pad:

Barred Rocks, Orpingtons, Muscovy, Pekin, Welsh Harlequin and Swedish Ducks

Great Pyrenees, Akbash and French Bulldogs

recommended threads, hatching, candling, mama heating pad:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wobbles

Mission escape tractor supply with no ducklings......FAILED!

Meet our new runner babies Cinder and Ember (Fawn and white I'm thinking?)

Ember

Cinder

So cute!

@Wobbles
You might want to check with your TSC. Ask if they get their stock from Mt Healthy Hatchery. There is a thread started about a salmonella outbreak traced to Mt Healthy Hatchery. I do not believe all TSCs order from them. Good luck, wanted to give you heads up before you introduce those cuties to your flock or the new ducklings coming.
Linda
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Originally Posted by Tevyes Dad

Very cute .

I will tell you all my secret to getting out of the feed stores duck free... I picture there is a hatchery someplace and per 100 ducks, 30 are ordered sexed (F), 2 are ordered sexed (M), and 36 are ordered straight run and the feed stores get what is left. 100 - 36 straight run leaves 64 let's say 32 each M & F - if you subtract the sexed ducks you end up with 30 drakes and 2 ducks.  There is no way I am buying out of that bin.  Now I am sure this is not how it works, but it keeps me from breaking down.

Yea, I was afraid of the same thing. I got my ducklings from Ideal Poultry in Cameron, all hens. Drove 2 hours to get the babies in the POURING rain! Now that's dedication!!! My husband thought I was crazy!

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Originally Posted by Sarkchick

@Wobbles
You might want to check with your TSC. Ask if they get their stock from Mt Healthy Hatchery. There is a thread started about a salmonella outbreak traced to Mt Healthy Hatchery. I do not believe all TSCs order from them. Good luck, wanted to give you heads up before you introduce those cuties to your flock or the new ducklings coming.
Linda

Thanks for the heads up! We actually did ask today, these guys come from Hoover hatchery.

Mom of :

Oakley & Pogo (The Rouens)

Little Duck & Louie (The anconas)

Cinder & Ember (The Runners)

Saxony(Female:Nova and male: Cosmo), blue magpie (female: cricket) & 2 Silver Appleyards (Female:gypsy and Drake: Asher)

Mom of :

Oakley & Pogo (The Rouens)

Little Duck & Louie (The anconas)

Cinder & Ember (The Runners)

Saxony(Female:Nova and male: Cosmo), blue magpie (female: cricket) & 2 Silver Appleyards (Female:gypsy and Drake: Asher)

How old would you say these guys are? Very stressed out about this situation, a friend of mine took them thinking they were abandoned. Then asked me to take them to care for them. I've rang RSPCA and other such places and they just kept sending me back and forth to one another. The last lad I spoke to told me to look after them until they're old enough to be released back into the wild but this means special treatment so they'll be able to look after themselves when they are old enough. I have a heat lamp, but not sure what temperature to set it at as i haven't a clue how old they are. Feel really sad that they were taken away from the mama duck and it's too late to take them back as he has had them for a few days. I hope I can either find a professional (have been trying) or am able myself to get them to where they need to be as wild mallards.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ihaveducks

How old would you say these guys are? Very stressed out about this situation, a friend of mine took them thinking they were abandoned. Then asked me to take them to care for them. I've rang RSPCA and other such places and they just kept sending me back and forth to one another. The last lad I spoke to told me to look after them until they're old enough to be released back into the wild but this means special treatment so they'll be able to look after themselves when they are old enough. I have a heat lamp, but not sure what temperature to set it at as i haven't a clue how old they are. Feel really sad that they were taken away from the mama duck and it's too late to take them back as he has had them for a few days. I hope I can either find a professional (have been trying) or am able myself to get them to where they need to be as wild mallards.

I'm guessing that they're about a week old.  Can you raise them as pets?  We start them at a floor temperature of 90 degrees and decrease by 5 degrees weekly.

Love my family...8 ducks, 4 cats, 2 dogs, a boyfriend, grown-up son & BYC lamps!

Check out new BYC photo contest:

Helpful general duck info for newbies:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/256233/ducks-sticky-topics-index

Link to Metzer duck breed comparison chart:  http://www.metze...

Love my family...8 ducks, 4 cats, 2 dogs, a boyfriend, grown-up son & BYC lamps!

Check out new BYC photo contest:

Helpful general duck info for newbies:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/256233/ducks-sticky-topics-index

Link to Metzer duck breed comparison chart:  http://www.metze...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wobbles

Thanks for the heads up! We actually did ask today, these guys come from Hoover hatchery.
I am so glad. We have enough problems hatching, raising these littles. We do not need hatcheries adding to it. The thread was from last year but says Mt has had prior problems. I will be watching your Runners grow. I have 18 shipped Runners in bator now. Only day 7, have development in 12. Still along way to go.
Linda
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