fail incubation, whats going wrong?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by muus, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. muus

    muus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    Mi mallard hen started laying eggs at february and day 1 of this month started incubating.....ONLY AT NIGHT!!! so I don't understand why. Now the eggs are in the incubator and I let some white chiken eggs for her to incubate them and then take care of her own ducklings.
    What do you think about this mother?
    Thanks
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I have read here that sometimes they don't sit all day till there are enough eggs - in her opinion. Also I have Runners who only get semi-broody.
     
  3. muus

    muus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is true, she wanted to have 12 eggs like her mother so now she started incubating them.
    Thanks
     

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