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Attempting to hatch twin ducklings!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ortiz5954, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. mzmolly65

    mzmolly65 Out Of The Brooder

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    I watched the video you posted today and you commented that it's hard to hatch a twin egg with anything else in the incubator. Can you tell me why? Do they need a different temperature or humidity than single eggs?

    Very curious and hoping you have a successful hatch soon.
     
  2. fuzzy8

    fuzzy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope it works
     
  3. AxolotlLove

    AxolotlLove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of ducks? I don't know if u said or not. I'm really excited to see if it works! That would be amazing! You gotta give them twin names :)
     
  4. Doulos

    Doulos Out Of The Brooder

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    What breed are they? Why is it that you can't usually hatch twins with others?
     
  5. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

    Splish and Splash would be a nice name!
     
  6. Ortiz5954

    Ortiz5954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is just hard in general to hatch twins, only found one success story so far for both twins in the egg being hatched. I am still learning this is my first hatch. The problems I heard from people who attempted this varied from they are ticking time bombs and can explode compromising other eggs, one person who had an egg where one of the twins survived and one didn't, and someone who apparently started to hatch and they were so deformed she had to cull them. Because of the space in the eggs they just do not have what they need to make it, and if they get far enough to hatch they need assistance, so if you have other eggs in there and you have to keep opening to assist you risk shrink wrapping the other eggs. A lot of people told me to toss the egg early on because of either bad experiences of their own or just because of their knowledge and concern for other eggs. Humidity wise I just been doing the same thing as recommended for other ducks which everyone seems to have different ways of doing that (I did 55% first 25, then from lock down to know 65 increasing to 80 as they hatch), I have not found any specific information of incubating twin duck eggs. We have been home so able to really keep on top of keeping humidity pretty stable. Temp we kept it at 99.5 most of the time not going over 100.5....We also did not pick up egg to candle much as other eggs, my gut feeling was it was just to fragile.This is just first timer information though but hopefully it answered your question, not even sure how accurately I am doing things. Based a lot of my hatching information off this site and off the Cornell web page.
     
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  7. Ortiz5954

    Ortiz5954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The mom (Sophie) of the twin egg is a Blue Swedish, although my daughter says Khaki Campbell and the dad is a Pekin(Jack Jack). The other egg which is regular egg the same Pekin is also the dad but the mom is a Cayuga (Maya). The girls are a lot prettier than pic (this pic quality is pretty poor).
     
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  8. Ortiz5954

    Ortiz5954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got a list of twin names going, I also suggested Splish and Splash to my daughter! Still waiting, hopefully we can use the names.
     
  9. AxolotlLove

    AxolotlLove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh cute! Mix breed twins! I hope for your daughter you can hatch those ducks!

    Mine took their first swim today!!! [​IMG]
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    And in case pekin/khaki cross, here is my khaki pekin cross
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  10. Ortiz5954

    Ortiz5954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]They are adorable !!!!! There first swim I luv it, it is so much fun having ducks...messy but fun.
     

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