How long before giving up?

CranberryCreekFarm

Songster
8 Years
Apr 6, 2011
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I just did the float test to the duck eggs, and all were gone
but its good to know so they wont contaminate the others in there. I will give the chickens a few more days where there is 1 bantam pip and standard chickens usually hatch a day or so after the bantams. I guess we shall see!
 

CranberryCreekFarm

Songster
8 Years
Apr 6, 2011
434
0
109
Maine
Used a plastic baggie and cracked 3 of them. fully developed ducklings, very little yolk inside, but covered in red orange goop? no/ very little veining.
 

CranberryCreekFarm

Songster
8 Years
Apr 6, 2011
434
0
109
Maine
Quote:Well I had better luck this hatch than my last
I have some sweet little runners. Going to be very hard to sell. One I think will have gorgeous colorings. Maybe I'll keep just one


And to the OP: Better luck next hatch right?
 

Oddyse

Songster
8 Years
May 21, 2011
300
4
101
Bristol
This was my first ever hatch and 2 out of 6 survived! Im sure if I had more experience I could have had more but im blessed with 2 beautiful additions to the family so I can be thankful! Thanks everyone for your advice and help, you have been great!
 

CranberryCreekFarm

Songster
8 Years
Apr 6, 2011
434
0
109
Maine
I hear you, my first hatch I had 2 out of 7, and then this time around I have 8 out of 20 ( but I still have 7 eggs in there - too dark to candle). Are you going to be doing another hatch soon??
 

Crayonsmom

Songster
10 Years
Jun 29, 2009
308
1
123
MA
I always wait at least until day 35. All of my eggs from my first hatch hatched on day 35. I was getting really worried I wouldn't have any ducks, and suddenly they all came out one after another! They were big though. lol
 

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