HELP PLEASE 3 ABANDONED muscovy duck EGGS

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dfwnate, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. dfwnate

    dfwnate Just Hatched

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    Hello, I am very new to this. There is a duck in our neighborhood who just had a bunch of ducklings hatch but she left 3 eggs behind and never returned. I took them in after ensuring mom wasn't ever coming back. They are currently in a makeshift incubator as the real deal was not on hand. Anyways on to my question, at least 1 egg is chirping, to my knowledge it started late last night and has continued periodically until just now (as I type) but there has been no movement or cracking of the eggs that I can see. Is there anything I should be doing or should I just leave them alone. Temp is currently about 98 and humidity is around 50% (I've read Muscovy eggs need less humidity particularly as they get closer to hatching.) THANKS!
     
  2. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's chirping I would leave the egg and just see what happens. Have you candled the other eggs to make sure there not infertile and to see if there is an duck inside x
     
  3. dfwnate

    dfwnate Just Hatched

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    I haven't candled any of them because I can't tell which is chirping. Should I candle them all?
     
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under dfwnate [​IMG] Welcome!

    Besides the assistance you are getting from emmaellis111 you might want to also post on the Duck Forum just in case emmaellis111 is not back on line for a while: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Alternatively, you could try the Incubating & Hatching Forum: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs

    Good luck!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You could ask folks on the "Duck thread." just put that in the search box above and it will come up
     

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