down to two eggs!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 688peterl, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i started with 6, 1 was infertile, 5 were healthy and growing, soon after 1 of them died, and a few days ago when i candled them i thought another 2 had died so decided to leave them a few days to see what would happen, anyway i checked this morning and two i thought were dead are dead and im left with just 2 eggs! if none of these two hatch il go crazy! [​IMG]
     
  2. eggybritches

    eggybritches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you know they are dead?

    During incubation a lot of my ducks just chilled out and didn't move at all for a few days.
     
  3. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i think they are dead because they match the description of a dead embryo given in storeys guide to raising ducks, plus the two that died were giving me problems anyway, one just would not sit right in the incubator and the other had a crack so i sort of expected those two to die anyway
     
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  4. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i so hope the other two hatch ok! id be happy if just one hatched though because then i could just incubate more and somebody on here told me that ducks that hatch alone are more tame
     
  5. eggybritches

    eggybritches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always heard that ducks need a partner.

    I got rid of 3/5 of my babies the other day and the two remaining cried for them all night long last night.
     
  6. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yeah i know thats what i mean, if only one hatches then i will need to put another batch of fertile eggs in to hatch one more so the duck has a friend lol
     
  7. eggybritches

    eggybritches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The duck will be a month old by the time the others hatch. That's the first month of his life living alone. That's not fair.
     
  8. classroomducks

    classroomducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dont count your ducks before they hatch. [​IMG] They both might hatch, or none might hatch. You never know. Try not to get ahead of yourself.
     
  9. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Quote:Well there's really nothing that can be done. 688peterl was trying to have at least two, knowing that they would need a ducky friend. Sometimes it just works out that way.

    It may be possible for you to find a cheap duckling on craigslist as friend for your one hatch. If not, I know others around here have had single hatchlings and will be able to give you some great advice on how to make your little guy as happy as can be while you try to hatch out another.

    I'm rooting for your last egg!
     
  10. eggybritches

    eggybritches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She still has two! I was just rambling.

    Hopefully they'll both make it. [​IMG]

    Don't give up hope.
     

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