First Pip!!! YAY! (PICTURES)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducklover15, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. ducklover15

    ducklover15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well my runner eggs are due on Friday and I already had one pip today! I'm not sure why this guy is so much more eager to hatch than the others...but I quickly put the brooder together and now I'm ready in case the others decide to come early as well!

    I'm so excited!!

    I only have 7 out of 13 surviving, but when I candled then a few days ago they all had little heartbeats so I'm crossing my fingers for a good hatch!!

    And I have a question...I got two extremely tiny eggs (about the size of call eggs) and they have been developing the same as the larger ones. Does anyone think they'll make it? Will they actually end up smaller than the others if they hatch?

    I'm excited to find out! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2009
  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Oh, I hope they all turn out good!
  3. featheredfriendlover

    featheredfriendlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2009
    come on little runner duckies come on.

    i hope you have a good hatch. fingers crossed.
  4. ducklover15

    ducklover15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    There's another pip!! *jumps up and down*
  5. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

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  6. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Please post pictures.... How exciting!!!
  7. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    oh yes, pictures are a must!
  8. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    Out in the Boonies
    Yeah, small eggs hatch out small ducklings/chicks.

    But really large eggs make it harder for the babies to hatch out because they can't reach the air cell and subsequently drown.
  9. ducklover15

    ducklover15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have two little ducklings now!!! YAY! I promise to post pictures later today! I need to wait for them to dry out some. The first little guy came at 3:00 this morning and woke me up with its peeping.

    I saw movement in one of the smaller eggs so I think that one may pip soon. Tiny runners would be awesome. [​IMG]

    I think the timing of the eggs might have gotten off because I had 4 under my broody duck (then I moved them to the incubator at day 19) and 3 in the incubator the entire time. 2 from the broody duck have hatched so far. The actual due date is Friday so I'm hopeful for them all. [​IMG]
  10. ducklover15

    ducklover15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Anyone wanna guess the colors?

    Ducklings 1 & 2

    Duckling 4

    Ducklings 1 & 2

    Duckling 1

    Duckling 3

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