Lockdown tonight...PICTURE NOW, 7 chicks so far

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by duckluck, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Hey everyone,

    Tonight I just locked down what will likely be my last batch of chicken eggs, since my focus is call ducks. The dozen Gold Comet hybrid eggs candled out with 9 looking good tonight...cracked open the remaining three and no visible chick development. The five call duck eggs I have in the bator now all show blood vessel development. [​IMG]

    Two of the chicken eggs in the hatcher are ALREADY wiggling!

    Question: one of the "quitters" I cracked open had what looked to be a regular yellow yolk, but with a hole in it like a doughnut...what does that mean? Don't think I have heard that mentioned yet.
     
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  2. rrhall

    rrhall Out Of The Brooder

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    Lock down,that is great,sounds like the chicken eggs are doing great.I will be putting 14 BLRW's eggs in Lock down on the 28th,so you got me by a day.
    I do not have a clue on the egg yoke,never seen one do that before.Good Luck with hatching the Gold Comet's and the call duck eggs you just set.
     
  3. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Thanks! That egg yolk hole was really weird...wish I had though to take a picture.
     
  4. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Five wigglers now, and peeping!
     
  5. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    7 chicks now, waiting on the last two eggs and have the brooder warming up...

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    Just thought some folks would like a "fuzzy-butt" fix tonight...[​IMG]

    In case anyone wonders, the chick who looks like he is doing a stretch in the slammer here is testing one of my little wire cages...testing this idea because I plan to separate my call duck eggs according to parent pairs in the hatcher once we get to that point.
     
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  6. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] awww
     

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