momma duck is gone!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by justusnak, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I "had" a grey little duck...she was sitting on 12 eggs. She was there this morning....I went to town, came home, she is gone. I waited for 3 hours, she never came back. So I fired up the old bator. What temp and humidity do I hatch Duck eggs??? With her being gone for over 3 hrs...with they still hatch??
    PLEASE pray my little MoMo comes home!! I miss her little fuzzy head. [​IMG] and her hubby, Shadow...has been walking all over the property, looking for her as well. [​IMG]
  2. Poultryisgood

    Poultryisgood Cooped Up

    Jun 15, 2007
    I Hatched my Duck Eggs at 99.5 degrees
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    Oh noooo, Deb!! Hoping and praying she comes back! Dad must be a wreck. How long has she been incubating them? 3 hours won't keep them from hatching. PLEASE COME HOME, MOMO!!! [​IMG]
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Right now the bator is keeping at 99.5 degrees, and the humidity is holding at 60%. Does this sound about right???
  5. the Old Rebel

    the Old Rebel Rest in Peace -2011

    May 12, 2007
    Hendersonville NC
    Sounds good to me. I've hatched duck eggs at 99.5 degrees. Not sure what the humidity was though.

    Has MoMo come back?? I sure hope she does. It is sooooooo sad when something happens to them. The Daddy Duck must be distraught. Please let us know if she came home. Thanks.
  6. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Heat is perfect for duck eggs at 99.5 and the humidty should be 60 - 70 %.
  7. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I hope these hatch. I went out and looked for my MoMo this morning. Nothing. When I call her name....she usually calls back to me. This is the second duck I have lost in a month. Waggles dissapeared as well. She was my little Mallard I raised for over a year. I just figured the call of the wild finally reached her...but now Mo? She is a ground duck...she can't fly. I just dont know why she would just walk away. Poor Shadow...laying in the front a sentinal...watching and waiting.

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