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Muscovy hatching 10 days early

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

  1. araucanasmom

    araucanasmom Songster

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    How is this possible? What should I do?
     

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    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 Songster

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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 Songster

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    Where did you get this egg from?
     
  5. araucanasmom

    araucanasmom Songster

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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 Loving this country life Premium Member

    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 Songster

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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 Songster

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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 Songster

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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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