Are Black east Indian ducks harder to hatch?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mrslb333, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Songster

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    I set 6 eggs 26 days ago everything has been perfect all 6 fertile and babies inside wiggling and kicking around until 2 days ago when I did a final candle before lockdown 5 have died in the shell I usually do a quick candle every 3 days just shining a torch on them to check for veins, and they were fine [​IMG]
    So now I have one left [​IMG] The others are definitely dead . I hatch a lot of eggs and never usually have this problem except with Seramas and Silkies ducks I'm usually spot on with. Its my first time with this breed however so I was wondering if they were any different to normal?
     
  2. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    I haven't tried hatching any yet, as I just got my first pair a month ago, but I've heard they're difficult to hatch like seramas and call ducks. [​IMG] Hopefully someone more enlightened on this topic will step in at some point!
     
  3. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Songster

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    I love Seramas too [​IMG] Why do I pick the hard to hatch ones, lol [​IMG]
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    I have found that I have better success when I hand turn them five times a day. When I started with an auto turner, I had many die. I also mist them starting at day 4 until lockdown. So sorry about your loss. It is really frustrating.
     

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