My Official Duck Hatching Thread (Update:More Pics!)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 1lpoock, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    I am hatching 24 of Redhens mixed crested duck eggs....after candling their are 15 remaining and went into the hatcher today....I already have 3 pips...i'll keep you updated!
     
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  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Yay, Congrats to you! Keep us posted! [​IMG]
     
  3. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    KOOL BEANS!!!!! keep us posted and take plenty of pics


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  4. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! I'm curious how long you'll have between pip and zip. Mine are always a good 24 hours, sometimes 48. Except one: in my last hatch, I partially crushed the top of one egg right before lockdown. That darn egg pipped, zipped, and hatched in the course of 6 hours--faster than any other egg. I was just glad it survived my clumsiness, but now I wonder what caused it to pip zip and pop so fast...

    Anyway, good luck, and I can't wait to see pics!
     
  5. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Okay , as of know I have 6 pips, but no zips yet...we'll see what the morning brings!
     
  6. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Don't forget we'll be wanting pictures!
     
  7. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Quote:No you wont be wanting pics


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  8. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Okay here is the first baby out as of this morning.....
    Redhen had a variety of ducks, but did have a male magpie and female magpie.....one was crested too....I think this first duckling is pure magpie but didnt get the crested gene.

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  9. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    [​IMG] Yea duckie! How cute! Congrats! Can't wait to see the rest.
     
  10. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    Now that i look at magpie ducklings pictures...I think it might be a cross between her magpie drake and rouen female....see the eye stripe?
     

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