Duck eggs - Can feel and hear the ducklings moving.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CourtneyTartan, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. CourtneyTartan

    CourtneyTartan Chirping

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    Hey guys, I checked my call duck this morning to see how her eggs were going. When I picked up a few to check, you could feel movement in the egg and if you put the egg up to your ear you could hear movement as well as a almost pecking sound.

    What I am wondering is.. does anyone know how much longer they will take to hatch out at this stage?
     

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    @Ravynscroft , will know for sure. Best thing right now is to leave her alone until they hatch. Good luck.
     
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  3. CourtneyTartan

    CourtneyTartan Chirping

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    Thanks, yeah that`s the plan. Going to leave her be now until she hatches them.
    Pretty excited for it`ll be my first hatching of call ducks and I`ve only recently got into the call duck breed.
     
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  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    That could be anywhere up to a week or longer before due date that you can feel them moving around... did you candle them? When did she start sitting? Call eggs should only take 26 days to hatch, on average...
     
  5. CourtneyTartan

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    They`ve started to hatch late last night / this morning. So far there's six of them.
     
  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Awesome!!! Calls are the best!! :celebrate

    What color are they? Got pics? :pop
     
  7. CourtneyTartan

    CourtneyTartan Chirping

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    She ended up hatching out seven.
    I`ll pop some photos down below for you.
    The dad is a Mallard colour.
     

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  8. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Oh, they are gorgeous!! Looks like you'll have a couple Silvers (we call them Snowy in the States)... and blue fawn, maybe?
     
  9. CourtneyTartan

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    Awesome, I am expecting some more in the next week or so too!
    My dark chocolate mallard started setting around the same time as the girl who`s bought out the babies. Just a little bit later on.

    I also have another girl who was starting to think about setting but then we`ve had a decent amount of rain. Will that ruin the chances of the eggs being any good? She`s got her nest up in a tree. She wasn`t sitting on the eggs when it rained.
     

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  10. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Awww!!! :love

    Rain might affect but might not have... best to candle them in a few days and check them... bad ones will stink, and need to be removed...
     
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