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Muscovy hatching 10 days early

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by araucanasmom, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. araucanasmom

    araucanasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is this possible? What should I do?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Are they under a duck or in a bator? if in a bator get the brooder ready cause your gonna need it fast.


     
  3. araucanasmom

    araucanasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's in the bator. Will it be ok? This is so weird, it was just set on the 6th and it pipped this morning. I bumped up the humidity and I know to put plastic wrap on the yolk if it's not absorbed, but is there anything else I should do?
     
  4. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you get this egg from?
     
  5. araucanasmom

    araucanasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got it from greg-n-brittany on Ebay. I had received 4 eggs but only 1 developed.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    That is very strange for Muscovy egg to be hatching this early when it takes 35 days. Hopefully someone who hatches Muscovy will be able to help you, I only use my ducks for hatching. I hope it will be okay.. Pulling for you. [​IMG]
     
  7. araucanasmom

    araucanasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking at the seller's info and noticed they also sell bantam mallard eggs and wondering if there could have been a mix up. Do those breeds have similar eggs? Trying to make sense of this, but don't see how a bantam egg would be that large. I sent them a message to let them know it pipped and still waiting for a reply.
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I agree. VERY strange. :confused:
     
  9. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color is that egg? And how big is it?

    This would be day 24 right?

    My hunch is that it's not a muscovy egg. But that it's a mallard, which take 25.5 days. I found their website and they do have mallards. I guess you'll know when it hatches!

    http://gbpoultry.weebly.com/hatching-eggs.html
     
  10. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just saw this post. We have the same idea then. Can you post a pic of the egg?
     

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