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How to hatch call ducklings? ***Updated questions!****

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PoultryGirly, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    Just lock down for the ones that are ready, as soon as they finish hatching drop humidity & start turning the calls again if they are still not ready. When they look like pic #1 they will be ready for lockdown.
     
  2. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks :)
     
  3. Chick a dee1023

    Chick a dee1023 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkie, I posted a reply in incubators anonymous, do you think you could hop on there and see if its something you could help me with? (I posted it origionally on runner duck club, but qwackers was helping me and had to head to bed) Thank you [​IMG]
     
  4. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So should I keep turning the call duck eggs? Right now I'm afraid too because in some of them I see a little beak pushing on it... What should I do? Is turning really necessary this late?
     
  5. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry.......... Double post!
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2013
  6. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    No turning while in lockdown with other eggs or you lose humidity opening your bator to turn.
     
  7. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!!!
     
  8. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm really worried that my eggs aren't going to hatch.
     
  9. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    Give them some extra time. As long as you see movement they are still alive. I've had chicks & ducks both hatch up to a week late.
     
  10. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the internally pipped egg has died??? :(
     

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