I am AMAZED it hatched!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RedStickLA, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. RedStickLA

    RedStickLA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can not believe I woke up this morning to a little call duck in my bator pipped and zipped in the turner with its little beak sticking out of the hole in the egg. With a -- reading for the humidity in the bator! I had completely given up on this egg and had totally neglected it!

    I had a big batch of chicks hatch on October 31 and also in the bator I had 5 Call duck eggs due to hatch on November 7, and some due on November 17 and November 21…When I moved the chick eggs to the hatcher some how the bator was unplugged and I did not notice it until the chicks started hatching so I think it had been unplugged for 3 days. [​IMG] I was so sad but I plugged it back in and when it was time I moved the 5 Call ducks due to hatch on 11/7 into the hatcher hoping they would still hatch. Which did not happen, [​IMG] I had killed them! I candled the other eggs still in the bator and only one looked like it had started growing but I did not see any movement so I tossed the other eggs but could not bring myself to toss the one so I left it…and I have not done ANYTHING at all with it since.

    Several times I have thought I need to toss that egg and pick up the bators until the spring…but did not do anything. Well this morning when I woke up and went into the kitchen to fix my bottle baby goat her bottle, I was standing at the sink and glanced over to the bator and thought today I will toss that egg and pick up the bators. As I am fixing the bottle I hear a little peeping [​IMG] I think NO WAY!!! I run over to the bator to find the little ducky has pipped and zipped but is now stuck because of ZERO humidity in the bator.

    [​IMG] I CAN NOT believe this little call duck has hatched despite ME completely neglecting it!

    I will try and post some pictures later tonight.

    Mitzi
     
  2. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
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    thats great. maybe i should neglecting my bator and get some good hatches. [​IMG]
     
  3. tattooedchickenlady

    tattooedchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's amazing how they can manage to survive situations like that huh? I guess they are better equipped to deal with it than we give them credit for.
    Congrats! I hope your little guy makes it OK.
     
  4. RedStickLA

    RedStickLA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well it is not something I would recommend doing… [​IMG]
    And I must say I am feeling quite guilty for neglecting the little ducky.
    Mitzi
     
  5. RedStickLA

    RedStickLA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Thanks! So far she seems to be doing well. The mama is sitting on 12 eggs so I hope some hatch so she will not be a loner.
    Mitzi
     
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    CONGRATS !!!! Cant wait to see pics of the cutie !!
     

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