I want to incubate another batch of Rouen eggs. Help me out ...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Denninmi, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ... PLEASE tell me "NO"[​IMG]

    They are just so cute and so much fun (and so much work).

    I've got 9 rouens now. That is enough.[​IMG] They are just pets.

    And, it's getting late in the year. It would be Labor Day when they hatch. And it gets cold here, frost starts in October.

    How can I overcome this desire to hatch more. I feel like a murderer now every time I put an egg in the fridge, and even worse when I crack one into the pan.[​IMG]

    Besides, I would really like to get some other breeds, and that would be a next year thing, it's too late for this year. I'd like to get some Black Cayugas, Pekins, and maybe some Calls.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2010
  2. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't do it!!! Oh, what the heck. Who am I kidding. I NEED to practice what I am preaching! [​IMG] ( if ya know what I mean [​IMG] )
     
  3. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    First of all don't feel bad about the eggs. They don't have a heart beat yet, so technically they are not alive yet. It is also better to wait until spring to hatch more. It's best for the ducks to be fully feathered before it get cold. Just think in terms what would be better for the ducklings. I know how it feels, because hatching is quite addictive. I purposely cleaned my incubator, packed it up into its box and put it away. I know I would cave in, if I see it daily. Same applies to the brooder.
     
  4. jrobertson

    jrobertson Robertson's Rare Poultry

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    i've cleaned out my dickie but with a capacity 288 duck eggs, it just begs to be crunk back up. but know its getting late and i'll end up with literally thousands of eggs in the spring so the only things i'll hatch is what the hens will set themselves. i'm going to order another dickie and a hatcher in probably feb or march.
     

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