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  1. confusedturtle

    Hands on hatching and help

    I am far from a pro on call ducks, my first batch is still hatching. We had 12 in the incubator and 12 under my call hen, all but 1 of hers were fully developed and had beaks in the air cell on Monday. I read that they were difficult to hatch so I popped a hole in each air cell and put 4 back...
  2. confusedturtle

    Hands on hatching and help

    Or possibly a mini ostrich lol
  3. confusedturtle

    Hands on hatching and help

    We now have 6 hatched, all have needed some assistance 4 have needed complete hands on assistance. Here are the first 3, the others are drying as they are about 20 minutes old lol. One looks like it might have splayed leg, it was upside down in the egg. Does this look like splayed leg?
  4. confusedturtle

    Hands on hatching and help

    He is absolutely not sitting on my lap under a warning towel . I had to do it he asked so nicely I just know that's what those peeps meant Don't worry I'm keeping him covered up and warm until he's fully dried he was just too cute not to hold
  5. confusedturtle

    Hands on hatching and help

    He just rolled away from it (yuck!) and it seems to not be attached anymore. Then he rolled over right on top of it and is sleeping on it. He/she seems ok, just resting and peeping every now and then at the other duck bills that are poked out of their eggs lol. He/she doesn't seem to be in any...
  6. confusedturtle

    Hands on hatching and help

    Help! One just hatched and it still has a little bit of the yolk attached to it What do I do? Moving around a lot
  7. confusedturtle

    Hands on hatching and help

    I have 3 with a space in the membrane large enough that their bills are showing and I can see lots of feathers. I peeled back the shell and moistened the membrane with Vaseline. They are opening and shutting their bills as if they are trying to say something and if I talk to them they give me...
  8. confusedturtle

    Hands on hatching and help

    Thank you so much I will do exactly what you said. I have Vaseline so I will finish removing the shell over the air cell and moisten the membrane every 3 hours. I will also remove the paper towel. Thank you so much. I woke up to another one with her bill completely in the air cell, it looks like...
  9. confusedturtle

    Hands on hatching and help

    I just found this thread, thank goodness! I have a call duck who is on day 26 (tomorrow is day 27) and whose little bill is thru the air sack and peeping at me. He has 3 siblings very close behind him. After he pipped and was actively peeping I peeled away a small portion of the shell covering...
  10. confusedturtle

    Hatching call duck eggs hen vs incubator

    My sweet little call duck has done so well. We put 12 eggs under her 26 days ago, we put 12 in the incubator the same day. The incubator has 6 eggs doing well and looking like day 26 ducklings. Luna had 11 out of 12 that look like day 28 eggs. I have a feeling there is another one in the nest...
  11. confusedturtle

    New Way To Hatch And Grow An Duck Embryo Try #3 ( Here We Go)

    That is awesome! This would've been a great way to hatch call ducks, I have heard that they can be very difficult to hatch. I have some in the incubator now and I'm so worried they won't make it, this would be a great way to hatch them
  12. confusedturtle

    Help! It's day 25 incubating call ducks

    that's what I was afraid of. I have seen no change in it lol day, I will probably toss it in the morning. Thank you. I will be keeping a close eye on the others now
  13. confusedturtle

    Mallard Duck Egg Hatching?

    I am far from a pro, I'm actually seeking help on another thread, but didn't want yours to get lost. I would assume that the stinker has passed away, I don't think they are supposed to smell when hatching. I'm not sure about the other one. I hope someone will be able to help more.
  14. confusedturtle

    Should i assist hatching?

    What did it look like when you started helping it out? I'm on day 25 with Calls as well and when I went to candle them for lockdown one had popped its top. I can see feathers, the yolk looks thick and in some spots drying out. I don't really see any movement. I tried to open the membrane a...
  15. confusedturtle

    Help! It's day 25 incubating call ducks

    This morning as I was prepping the incubator for lockdown I started candeling all of the eggs and one of them was popped open at the top. I didn't notice any movement inside so I started "investigating" gently and picked away at the membrane, which was pretty thick by the way. I can clearly...
  16. confusedturtle

    Styrofoam Incubators Club

    BusyBearMama I wish I could hatch that many, I would want to keep a bunch too :love
  17. confusedturtle

    Styrofoam Incubators Club

    Duck Drover I'm sorry about this hatch, did you candle them? I hope some of the hatch for you
  18. confusedturtle

    Styrofoam Incubators Club

    Congrats on the 8/22 I hope the rest hatch soon for you
  19. confusedturtle

    Did I cook my eggs?

    That is reassuring, thank you
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