- Jul 15, 2009
Well as many of you know my broody Cocoa hatched out 8 of her eggs over Memorial weekend and my GLW hatched out 2 of Cocoa's eggs also at the same time. We gave Cocoa the ducklings from under the GLW so she had 10 and four eggs still left in the nest. After two days she got off of the nest and took the ducklings to the pond and showed them the ropes of the yard. She never once looked back at the nest that still had four eggs left in it. We put those 4 back under my GLW until three days ago because my hubby was worried if the ducks hatched under her then she would leave her nest that is full of silkie chicken eggs that we want her to hatch.
One of the eggs I broke.So there were 3 left. Well, two days ago one hatched out. Now there are two, when I candled them both have ducks moving in them. Yesterday this one started to come out he got a spot broke in the egg. Flash forward to now he only made a small hole that I was able to peek inside and see that only his bill is out of the part right next to him. That membrane is stuck right on him and is pulled away from the shell. I don't know if that is shrink wrapped or not but it looks like that is what it is. The last duck that hatched was very big. I don't know if they are just growing to big in there eggs or what is going on. I know that the humidity isn't right for duck eggs in the bator I have them in because I ave silkie chicken eggs in there too that are only on day 7 or so. I have been puting water on the eggs before they hatched. Since i saw the membrane all stick to him I put a wet paper towel over the egg. He has started to chirp less and less and isn't moving around as much. I don't know really what else to do but wait I guess. It was terible watching the poor other egg hatch I was hoping that this one would be better.
Back to the original topic. (I can ramble) If all of these eggs hatch they will be a week and a half younger then the rest of the ducklings.
One of the eggs I broke.
Back to the original topic. (I can ramble