call duck hatches

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by callduckman58, May 20, 2010.

  1. callduckman58

    callduckman58 New Egg

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    how is your call ducks doing on the hatching this year?I have been having a fairly good hatch. The butterscotch and the buff have hatched good, but my self black and grays have been terrible. I just had a hatching of 105 call ducks . now I am trying to figure out what I am doing right for a change LOL
     
  2. ruralmom

    ruralmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first attempt at calls were not so good. Two out of six developed but did not hatch thanks to me. I think my friend and I who are trying the call hatches are in a unique geographic quandra. We are over a mile above sea level with an average humidity of under 20%. Both of our last hatches the ducklings were shrunk wrapped. So if you find out the 'golden rule' for hatching calls please let me know. I am currenly duckless and would really like to change that. I really like ducks and had my last ones for 12 years. Congradulations on the hatch!!!
     
  3. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    i had 1 hatch out of 3 eggs. and it died 2 weeks later. im not sure why [​IMG]
     
  4. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    I've hatched out 26 call ducklings in the past few weeks, with 16 more due to hatch this weekend. Temp: 99.5, Humidity: 55% during incubation and 70% during hatch. The eggs should be turned on their sides, not vertically on their ends.

    You might find this thread helpful: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=306686
     
  5. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    Sorry, had to do a double take.... 105 calls? You've got your hands full, don't you?

    Whatever you're doing it. Keep doing it.
     

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