OMBeegeesis! Veining in duck eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lickskillet, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. lickskillet

    lickskillet *Home of the Shoveler*

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    This is my 3rd EVER incubation! A neighbor called me on Sunday, and wanted to know if I wanted to try incubating some duck eggs. This person donated our first chicken eggs to put in the bator, as we don't have a roo, just hens. I said sure, I'll give it a go! So I have 6 Rouen eggies in the bator, and candled tonight, all six have VEINS now!!![​IMG] Two of which have what looks like small pip holes that have not perforated the membrane (in other words CRACKS)! I just don't believe it! With my first incubation, I accidentaly tapped an egg on the flashlight while candling (OOPS), and it had a pretty big crack and still hatched, so I'm hoping these will do as well. I'm just so shocked that for one, I have DUCK eggs in the bator, and for another that they are GROWING![​IMG] I said to DH, "What are we gonna do with all these ducks if they hatch?" He said "Give them BACK"! LOLOL [​IMG] BTW I've been on here reading EVERYTHING I can about duck incubation, about 90 pages in the waterfowl forum! Is there a duck incubation/hatch STICKY anywhere?? Thank the stars for BYC!!!![​IMG] And thanks for listening [​IMG]
     
  2. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Congratulations!!!!

    Baby ducks are adorable. You are going to have so much fun with them!
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Just keep that humidity HIGH at the end and you will be OK [​IMG]
     
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Baby Duckies, OH BOY!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. lickskillet

    lickskillet *Home of the Shoveler*

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    Wifezilla wrote:
    Just keep that humidity HIGH at the end and you will be OK

    I have been watching the humidity like a hawk![​IMG]

    Jenski wrote:
    Congratulations!!!!

    Baby ducks are adorable. You are going to have so much fun with them!

    THANKS!! We can't wait to see these yellow fuzzies![​IMG]

    Pumpkinpup wrote:
    Baby Duckies, OH BOY!!!!

    He-he! Shoot, if we can hatch some SHIPPED EGGS [​IMG] what's a few ducks eggs, right? [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    C1 and C2 stand for the cracked eggs. LOL I have them in the front to keep a close eye on for seeping....
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