4 babies are here!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by luvmydux, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. luvmydux

    luvmydux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 healthy but ugly looking brand new ducklings!! How exciting its my first hatch! However, there are still 9 eggs left in the bator. Some have some discoloring to them (looks bruised) and I have not seen movement but try not to mess with them too much either......Any idea why they are discolored? Today is day 27 and there arent any indications there is live animals in there.....don't want them to blow up in the bator....what should I do?
     
  2. quetsweyo

    quetsweyo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    undefined:lol: Congrats on your new babies! The bruised looking eggs are probably dead, at least thats been my experience. You can sniff them and see if they smell rotten. And you could pick open the air sac end of the egg, peel shell back by little pieces and see whats up. If its dead it will be dark and nasty looking. If there is a dry, whitish and veiny membrane it may be alive but I havent found any life in a black and blue egg, sorry. Quetsweyo
     
  3. ninabl

    ninabl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can u postpics of the babies?
     
  4. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    how fun with the duckies you have. [​IMG]
     
  5. Ceinwyn

    Ceinwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Discoloration happens with some ducks breeds.
    What type of ducks do you have?

    Congratulations on your little ones.
    I wouldn't give up on them yet.
    Ducks incubate for 28 days and your days away from quitting on your little ones.
    Can't wait to see some pics. I bet they're adorable and not ugly ducklings at all.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:Yes, I agree, Pics PLEASE!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. luvmydux

    luvmydux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry guys, I have been looking at them with a light and haven't seen movement for 2 days. I chipped at the shell where the airhole is and one after the other found fully formed, almost ready to hatch dead ducklings. It may have been the humidity, I don't know but they were all so close......I just cleaned out the bator, put the babies in the brooder and added 42 eggs to the bator, starting again at day 1. Better luck this time hopefully. I am not sure how to post the pics
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have been using Photobucket http://photobucket.com to upload pictures.

    You can copy the [/B] Code by left clicking on it, copy and then paste it in your forum message.

    The [B]URL[/B] Link is for linking to the photo. The image itself will not appear, just the URL for the image.

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