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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by taznmacp, May 4, 2016.

  1. taznmacp

    taznmacp Out Of The Brooder

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    I have no idea how long the mama duck was on her nest before getting attacked. Monday they will have been in the incubator for 3 weeks. 2 eggs look almost filled except the air sac. 3 eggs are not looking dark like the other 2. I candle them and try to compare to pictures i see but it's hard to tell what i see. I don't know when to put them in lockdown...any suggestions?
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you using a foam incubator? If so I would keep turning them by hand on their sides till they pip. Then put them on lockdown.
     
  3. taznmacp

    taznmacp Out Of The Brooder

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    It is a foam incubator. How will i know if they pip? I opened a vent today and intend to lay the bottom with wet washcloths. It's hard not to worry about them...
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'll knock a little hole in the shell, indicating they are starting to hatch.
     
  5. taznmacp

    taznmacp Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I am so nervous! I want to meet these little ones! I wish there was a way to tell if they are still alive...
     
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - hope all goes well with your hatch!

    CT
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You may want to ask on the duck threads. I believe they hatch later than chicks do - maybe about 28 days.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. taznmacp

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    I read that it is about 28 days. I will keep turning and misting until i see some difference in them. I hope it all works out.
     
  10. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    28 days for "quackin" ducks, mallard type. Muscoveys 35 days
     

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