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I'm so excited! I think they are about to hatch!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by taraann81, May 11, 2009.

  1. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    The mallard eggs I saved from being plowed under in a field and had no idea how far along are about to hatch. I asked advice about when to stop turning. I was told to stop when the whole egg except the air cell was dark. I guess I waited too long. Today was going to be the day I stopped turning and upped the humidity as the whole eggs looked dark. Well I moved them to the hatcher and went to candle one really quickly and it peeped at me. I had to run here and tell it to somebody who might be excited about it.
    When I first got into this hobby I learned quickly that most people don't seem to share the same enthusiasm about incubating and even ducks and chickens in general.
    People look at you funny when you gush about your birds...Oh well. They are the ones missing out!
    I hope they will be okay without stopping turning and having the wrong humidity until now. Its up around 67 and temp is steady at 100.

    Wish me luck!
     
  2. dab045

    dab045 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish you loads of luck. I am one day away of my first hatch but I dont think any are going to. It must be amazing the feeling of that peep
    you just saw. Congrats.
     
  3. dab045

    dab045 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and good job for saving them from being plowed under!!!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. dgeter

    dgeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! So glad you saved the little guys! [​IMG]

    I have 2 little baby ducks right now. They're very cute!
     
  5. swedishfish

    swedishfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how exciting![​IMG]:weee:ya:celebrate
     
  6. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats awesome [​IMG]
    Dont forget to post pictures
     
  7. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck on your hatch.
     
  8. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Thanks guys. I hope it all goes well! I would hate to see any of these guys die now they are so close. Who new I would be so worried?? I honestly feel like I will be heart broken if they get to this point and then not make it. GO DUCKS!
     

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