Ancona/GWH eggs - One Ancona duckling so far

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Cetawin, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I candled my 13 eggs tonight which is halfway into day 18...results

    1. Pulled - Bloodring
    2. Good Movement
    3. Unknown - no obvious problem, good veins but no movement seen will recandle
    4. Unknown - same
    5. Good Movement
    6. Good Movement
    7. Unknown - possible Bloodring will recandle at lockdown
    8. Pulled - not fertile
    9. Movement
    10. Unknown - possible bloodring will recandle
    11. Good Movement
    12. Good Movement
    13. Good Movement


    So, some of these will be Purebreds and some maybe crosses because they were accidentially let out together one day for a few hours. So, around July 9th I will know what we have. [​IMG]

    This is my first time incubating my duckie eggs so I am excited about this...cannot wait to see the new babies and I hope and pray I am doing everything right. [​IMG]
     
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  2. into_my_web

    into_my_web Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Incubating is an exciting process.
    Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I know I am very excited...I just worry over them because there are differences between incubating chicken and ducks and this the first time for ducks.

    Getting closer now to seeing them though. [​IMG]
     
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Well I am now in lockdown, having candled one last time. Results:

    2. Good Movement
    3. Unknown - no obvious problem, good veins but no movement seen will recandle Pulled
    4. Unknown - same Pulled
    5. Good Movement PIP
    6. Good Movement
    7. Unknown - possible Bloodring will recandle at lockdown Pulled
    9. Movement
    10. Unknown - possible bloodring will recandle Good
    11. Good Movement - No Movement put into lockdown anyway
    12. Good Movement
    13. Good Movement

    I could not believe there was a pip on egg 5 already and the baby was moving around like it was in a soccer game. So, here we go.
     
  5. AdamD77

    AdamD77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh how exciting [​IMG] So you have a possible 8 (?) babies on the way! Keep us updated [​IMG]
     
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Nope just possible 7 babies....yay
     
  7. AdamD77

    AdamD77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's still pretty good! Look forward to hearing how they do, and seeing some cute pics [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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  9. littlehenny

    littlehenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! Can't wait for pictures!
     
  10. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Well today is day 28, officially begins in one hour, I think my early pipper has passed away. This morning there were pieces of the pipped shell gone and it appeared yellowish with some blood in the opening. It is also looking very dry (Humidity is staying between 74% - 76% consistenly). So, I have placed a moist cloth around the egg and moistened the exposed membrane a bit and left it in. Poor thing battled long and hard, chirping loudly and strongly until after 3 am...but it pipped nearly 48 hours ago so I am not holding out much hope for the little one....plus there is no movement today and it is not responding to my chirping at it. [​IMG]

    No other visible pips as of yet but I am staying positive. Come on lil duckies [​IMG]
     

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