Our duck eggs are growing too fast!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckiesRMyThing, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. DuckiesRMyThing

    DuckiesRMyThing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So we candled our 3 eggs and looked at an online chart to see how fast the eggs are supposed to grow. Our embryos looked about twice the size of a normal embryo at about 14 days. we think it is because the mom is laying mallard eggs and the dad is a rouen duck to make them bigger. Is this okay? I'm worried for them. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    There is a thread - Thread Formerly Known as Hatch Day Is Today is where hatchers check in.

    I would post there.
     
  3. DuckiesRMyThing

    DuckiesRMyThing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ignore this thread. they aren't too big. Oops. the eggs are doing great! just 5 more days. here is an update:



    Lucky has laid 7 eggs so far, 6 are in the incubator cause one went bad, 2 are going to hopefully hatch in 5 days!!! the other ones were just laid a few days ago, one every day, we candled all just now, one of them, we are not so sure about, but these eggs are having a great fertility rate!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Look forward to seeing your ducklings when they hatch. not long now.
     
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  5. DuckiesRMyThing

    DuckiesRMyThing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3-4 more days now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! soooooo excited !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if they hatch, I've got my fingers crossed! [​IMG]
     
  6. Finny

    Finny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How exciting!! I've got my fingers crossed too!
     
  7. charlindabob

    charlindabob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What temperature and humidity did you utilize during incubation?............Best of luck!
     
  8. DuckiesRMyThing

    DuckiesRMyThing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    duck egg has pipped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  10. DuckiesRMyThing

    DuckiesRMyThing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    see my pipped thread, I need some help, so post there pls
     

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