duck eggs quit??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by klf73, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I had 4 cayuga eggs that were on day 25, getting ready to put in hatcher and they all quit [​IMG] I had checked them on day 22 and all 4 were moving and alive. they were shipped eggs and I had a dozen but the others quit before day 7. I still have eggs that were set later in the bator but decided to just order ducklings [​IMG] Are duck eggs really that hard to hatch?
     
  2. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    I just had some Runner eggs that hatched last week and only got 3 ducklings out of 10 eggs.
    2 of the ducklings were SO close to pipping the outer shell. The others didn't absorb their yolks and were all dead and they were fully formed.

    Next time I hatch duck eggs, I will need to go in earlier and get those ducklings out!
     
  3. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    yes they are much different than chickens especially fragile when shipped. thought all were clear though? LOL someone elses I guess?
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:yeah, the ones i got from you got here on the 10th, these got here on the 8th from heavenly farms(sebrightmom, I think...I think they are from the daughter)....I also have some from farmrgirl in there, set on july 1st...maybe something will hatch [​IMG]
    btw- they were all clear, I am an honest person [​IMG] I got the ones from you to diversify if I got the others to hatch....

    I got them on the 24-hr thread https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6592628#p6592628 post #5663 [​IMG]

    and if nothing hatches at least I ordered some cayuga and choc runners from metzer....dh said it was a no brainer...wish he said something earlier [​IMG]

    eta- I still have a few in the bator from that second group from you [​IMG] I just don't like to put all my chickens...errr ducks, in one basket [​IMG]
     
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  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    I got ya, I do the same thing, was just wondering, you know how some folks can be, LOL
    I figured when you said 12 it was from other peoples, the time line was pretty close though HAHA
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:I know, I have friends that have been bamboozled....actually it was 9 or 10 not 12....forgot it was for 8+ [​IMG]
     
  7. Emma909

    Emma909 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think they are harder to hatch if you get them in the mail. good choice on getting ducklings!
     

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