Call Ducks Finally Hatched

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Lacrystol, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Call ducks are usually 26 days.

    Looks like Mandies take a little longer. 30 days.
    What do you mean How OLD?
    If your allowing your chicken to lay on them, you can't control the humidity.

    You will need to watch because if BY chance they hatch, she may reject them.
     
  2. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Where are you located?
     
  3. The Farm

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    Thanks . I am not sure why I write 'how old'. Could/should I dip the eggs in water towards the end?
    I am planning on brooding them myself.
     
  4. Lacrystol

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    You should have kept it at 99.9
     
  5. Lacrystol

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    Why would you want to do that? Your only going to cause that water from getting inside that shell, causing either stickiness or possibly drown them.
     
  6. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    OH I SEE OUR GOOD FRIEND DIANNE IS BACK. Hay Dianne, good job on the pay backs with your daughter. LOL. we were coming up with a plan to get you back until...... we've discovered a whole new world from you.

    Did you enjoy reading all these to try and catch up??? LOL
     
  7. Lacrystol

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    You see you have TWO DOWNFALLS with letting a chicken hatch them

    1. if she is a first timer, chances are she is NOT going to sit on those eggs for that amount of time.
    2. She may reject them once they are born. My hen looked at my calls and peck the crap out of them, she was like "OH MAN, a deformed hatching". and tried to keep them away from her.

    You aren't going to be able to control the humidity, or temp with her. So your best bet is to leave them alone but be prepared, in case she decides to quit or rejects them......

    Some hens make GREAT chicken duck mommies..
     
  8. Christabelle

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    Bantam Cochins will hatch anything and love it :)
     
  9. Lacrystol

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    Well I wish that was TRUE, my hen, Calico bantam Cochin.
     
  10. Lacrystol

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    My best Hens, Silkies and Maran.
     

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