6 out of 9 runners isn't bad

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by babyboy1_mom, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all. I just wanted to let everyone know that I had 6 of the 9 Runners hatch out. They are all doing good. The other 3 ducklings were full formed, just had some yolk sack that wasn't absorbed.

    I know, pics., pics., pics. I still do not have my camera set up yet. I will post pics. as soon as I can.

    Dorothy
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Not a bad deal at all...Congrats on your hatch!!... Pics!!
     
  3. linebacker

    linebacker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!!!
    If I could get two-thirds of my silver appleyards I'd be overjoyed!
    brad
     
  4. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Tuffoldhen.

    I just read where you posted to another member about he yolk not absorbing and that being to the temp. being too low or opening the bator too often. I had the same problem with my last 3 eggs, but I know that the temp. wasn't too low. My ducklings started hatching 2 days early. I do turn by hand, 3 times a day, so maybe the bator was opened too much. Thanks for the answer to the other post. It helped me answer that question some what.

    Dorothy
     
  5. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Brad. I hope that your silver appleyards hatch out for you. When are they due to hatch?
    This was my first duck hatch, so I was nervous. I wasn't this nervous whenever I hatched chicks & quail....lol

    Dorothy
     

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