I Think It Is A Duck!! NEW PICS

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by turningchicken, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. turningchicken

    turningchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SUch a silly question since I have successfully hatched several chickens, but....I found an egg..think it is a duck egg...that was laid in a ditch. Have incubated ..candled..and all seems fine. BUT, today was the 28th day and nothing. Stopped turning after day 25. No signs of life so I put the egg in a cup of blood temperature water and it kicked. Should it be ok or does it need help. His name is LUCKY DUCK if he makes it.
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  2. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    give him time i mean they are suppose to hatch on day 28 he could just be a day over due may depend on the breed of duck he/she is
     
  3. llaaadyel

    llaaadyel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't worry with ducks until day 31 at least. Its all about temperatures, if they are too low it takes a few extra days.
     
  4. turningchicken

    turningchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much. Just feel close to the little thing since I found it like I did. Never thought it would get this far. Have kept temp like I did with regular chicken eggs. It is staying between 99.5 and 100 and humidity is around 75 to 78. Will that do?
     
  5. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think if i hatched out a duck or goose egg i found my mom would freak lol we would give it to the man down the street since he has white geese
     
  6. turningchicken

    turningchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HADN'T THOUGHT ABOUT A GOOSE!! Sure hope whatever it is that it is healthy!! Don't know what I'll do with a duck, though!!
     
  7. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    One thing I've learned is eggs never hatch on exactly THE day. I had a hatch start early and end late over 4-5 days. Last hatch started early and I was ready to call it but then the day after 21 two more chicks hatched.

    I've never heard of the water thing. Seems like a good way to drown a chick/duckling. Why not just candle?

    Hope all goes well

    rancher
     
  8. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some duck breeds have an average incubation period of 35 days.
     
  9. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yeah she would not want a goose you cant turn your back on them or they will bite your butt [​IMG] and with a duck i would think the same if its a mean breed my mom would run out with the shotgun lol if it bit her [​IMG]
     
  10. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have a pic of the egg? my mom says she thinks the olive green eggs are mallards ^_^ if he is you can name him Daffy Duck
     

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