New Calls, How to get them to hatch??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Little Ameraucana Mom, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    We just got our first call ducks at crossroads. What is the trick to hatching their eggs.?? My daughter has calls, and I didn't have much luck hatching hers (I have the incubator) I finally put them under one of my broodys and she hatched a few. I'm planning on using broodys, but would rather use incubator, if I can figure out how to hatch them, Yhey would make it until the last few days then die.
     
  2. Tlammy

    Tlammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im looking for an answer too!
     
  3. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    I've heard put them in turner, hand turn them. I've had no luck with them in a turner. I've heard give them to broody take them away right before they hatch and poke a hole through the shell. I'm just waning to get the best hatch I can (like everyone else !! LOL !!)
     
  4. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

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    I jsut got my first ones from that show too [​IMG]
    I have lots to learn!
    I wish I could have met you!!
     
  5. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    Quote:I met alot of people, but there was alot I wanted to meet , that I didn't get to !!
     
  6. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah broody hens (mallard ducks) work best
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe try going to the incubating forum? [​IMG]
     
  8. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    Here are pictures of mine, this was when they were still scared and in the garage , so it is group shots, and not very good pictures, I need to get some new ones.
    We came home with 2 prs of whites and a pr. of magpies. We also came home with a trio of LF Dark cornish.


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  9. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    Quote:My neighbor and our 4-H leader has mallards, I'm might have to raid his pens !! LOL !! Do you think he'd notice if he is missing a few ducks???
     
  10. critterrun

    critterrun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am hoping to get my son a pair from the show this weekend TOO

    I have so much to learn about them

    anybody want to mentor me [​IMG]
    we have shown in 4-H
    but that is it

    Debbie in NJ
    silkies/buff/ducks//horses/1pig/1 goat///crazy yes [​IMG]
     

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