*Helping Call Duckling Hatch* ~~PICS~~

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SundownWaterfowl, May 26, 2008.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Well. I put eggs under my Silkie. They were call duck eggs. Day 26 was on Friday. Yesterday, day 28, only one egg pipped. This morning when I got up I checked on the egg, and there was no progress. So I peeled back the shell, and the membrane was all dry. I brough the egg in the house and peeled back the shell, then I took a q-tip and wet it with some warm water and wet the membrane. Then I continued to peel back the shell. All of the veins were sucked up and there was hardly any blood, at the end there was like a pin prick of blood. So then the duckling popped out and is doing great. I moved it into a forced air incubator to dry off. Its yolk is sucked up, I was worried that the yolk wouldnt be sucked up, but it was. The other 3 eggs were already dead, all through the air sac, I wish that I helped sooner. I will post pictures.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2008
  2. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY!! Good job saving that little baby! Call ducks are hard to hatch anyway.....how many more to go? Have you given a listen to the others?
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    The other 3 eggs pipped through the air sac and died. I do have some gray calls due this thursday. And some due this friday, I think, mixed calls from a gray drake and white hen. I also have a broody call hen sitting on gray call duck eggs.
     
  4. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Oh boy - I have some call duck eggs in my bator right now - started with 23 and I'm hoping to get any of them to hatch and will see it as a success! Great job saving that one - I'm probably not experienced enough to be able to do that yet.

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  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Thank you. I am happy that I at least got one out of four eggs. I read about this guy who hatched 1,000's of call duck eggs a year and he had 50% hatch rate or less.
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Well, I took some pictures and here "She" is. She was tired. She is doing good.
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  7. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Adorable! That is fantastic. [​IMG]
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Thank you. [​IMG] Im so glad she is okay.
     
  9. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    By the way - lovely area you live in. I was offered a job up that way last year as a equine nutrition specialist but I had just bought this house. [​IMG] Such bad timing. A year earlier and I would've jumped at that chance.
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Thank you. I love it here.
     

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