Excellent First Hatch

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KOTurkeyRanch, May 17, 2010.

  1. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, i had saved 4 wild mallard eggs after the hen left the nest at my dads work. Today all 4 hatched! 100% Hatch rate! Woot! When can i feed them mealworms? i have some left over from fishing. Also, how long can the survive on their yolk?
     
  2. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Forgot to ask: When can they go in water? I know how much water in the tub and stuff but when?
     
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  3. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    the most popular answer is about a week. don't forget the water needs to be warm [​IMG]

    congrats on your hatch rate!!!!!!!!!!!! and on your little hatchlings [​IMG]
     
  4. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Just to check, like not hot, but warm. A little warmer than air temp? And thanks! They are mallards.
     
  5. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    I think they can go for 24-36 hours without food. You can feed them meal worms immediately. In fact, some waterfowl breeders feed recently hatched wild ducklings meal worms to kick start their eating instinct.
     
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  6. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    Quote:i do room temp with mine. they get room temp drinking water too cuz they play in it more than drink lol
     

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