Help! Chicken or duck!?!?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poultrymama, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. poultrymama

    poultrymama Just Hatched

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    Alright, I have never hatched chickens before. Only quail and phesant. So I finally talked the hubby into letting me have some poultry in our back yard. I aquired 18 eggs from a farm outside of town. I'm on day 6 and it just hit me that the two white eggs are far larger than the other eggs. Could they possibly be surprise ducks? Significantly heavier too.

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  2. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES those are definitely duck eggs!
    Please post pics when they hatch

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  3. poultrymama

    poultrymama Just Hatched

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    Crap...lol. I just played with them this morning after doing nothing but turning them the last 5 days. I candled them this morning and noticed how much larger and heavier. Will this work for them? I only have the one incubator.
     
  4. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes just turn them every 2 hrs. and they will hatch in 30 days
    How long have they been in the bator?
    The only thing about ducks, is that the egg needs more moisture than a chicken egg. You can take a spray bottle, and fill it with warm water. To keep them moist.


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  5. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another way to tell if it is a duck egg, is the feel of them. Duck eggs are smooth feeling. And have a different smell then chicken eggs.

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  6. poultrymama

    poultrymama Just Hatched

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    They've been in there 6 days now. I usually candle on day 6 and then day 11 and toss out the ones that weren't fertilized. The eggs look great. I can even see the little baby in there bobbing around. Thanks for the advice. At least now I won't go poking around if they don't pip by day 23.
     
  7. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to help!
    Keep us updated on when the babies hatch! I haven't seen ducklings in so long.

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  8. poultrymama

    poultrymama Just Hatched

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    Absolutely! I've only seen ducklingsat the park. I'm not sure for the lady I got them from mixed duck eggs in though. I wanted 18 chicken eggs.
     
  9. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you (just to make sure they are duck eggs) When you go to turn them, put the eggs next to the chicken eggs. So I can see the difference. Thankyou

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  10. poultrymama

    poultrymama Just Hatched

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    Theyre the only white eggs I got out of them all.let me know if you need another picture[​IMG]
     

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