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How can this be????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by crj, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know how this is possible unless it's just my usual bad luck. It's really nothing serious just not what I hoped for. I hatched out 6 ducklings so far. I may have one more to hatch. The other 3 may not hatch. Basically I had 6 eggs out of 14 that hatched. Now, get this. I have 5 boys and 1 girl. What am I to do? I am going for females........ ugh. I vent sexed them. I've already put a post on Craigslist. Guess I will have to try again.
     
  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Isnt Mother Nature great1!! [​IMG]
     
  3. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since you cannot "sex" eggs, why not just buy the sexed hens as duckling? Less frustrating. [​IMG]
     
  4. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finished incubated a partial nest of eggs that a dog chased the hen off of. 4 eggs hatched, all 4 were drakes! Very disappointing.
     
  5. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    I feel everyone's pain. Sometimes its all females in wild type ducks . Which sucks for me cause everyone wants pairs. but great if its domestic's.You never know.
     
  6. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes, also, in the wild, they hatch out 50/50, but then several die or disappear and you're only left with one and it's a boy (such as in Ducky's case at my lake). I've seen larger families with only males, too.
     

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