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My Cayugas are hatching.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by RoboDuck, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. RoboDuck

    RoboDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have one that is 2 days old now and the second one is 1 day old. 10 eggs to go but none pipping yet. First one is named Poinduxter and is currently napping on me so I can work on the bonding process. Will have to work on more names. Anyone know off the top of their heads how old Cayugas have to be to tell girls from boys?
     
  2. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    I think 4 to 5 weeks when they start quacking or rasping.
     
  3. Finny

    Finny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Female cayugas also may have some white feathers when they get their feathers in. Males don't have any white feathers. Males also get curled tail feathers as well as any other duck breed.
     
  4. RoboDuck

    RoboDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cool, thanks. Still no more pipping. The wife is starting to get concerned that even though there has been strong movement right up until the due date (today) that some of them are not going to live through the hatching process.
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Prayers for the littles and for you. Glad for the ones that have made it safely.
     
  6. Finny

    Finny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    X3 and you might want to PM Lacrystol she is awesome at helping a newbie help their duckling hatch if need be. Tell her Miss Lydia sent ya.
     
  8. RoboDuck

    RoboDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank You! I will.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Any update on eggs?
     
  10. RoboDuck

    RoboDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Today is actually the due date so we're not giving up hope but there's no longer movement in any of the eggs and some shells have developed dark spots.
     

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