PLEASE HELP! JUST FOUND MY FIRST EGGS AND DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Goat_Walker, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. ncgnance

    ncgnance Songster

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  2. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Thank you all. Im good with raining ducklings, just ive never had a go at egs, so im not sure what to do during what circumstances and I appreciate all the hep i can get.
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

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    You can do whatever you want with the eggs. I have hatched chicken pullet eggs, I hatched almost all of her first season eggs with little problems. I will not say I didn't have any problems, a couple of the chicks died in the shell, most likely because the egg shell was too small for them to pip. But, overall it was a good hatching season, all from one pullet who just began to lay.

    If the eggs appear dirty, most people will not try to hatch them. One bad egg can jeapordize the rest of the batch. I do not incubate visibly dirty eggs myself.

    If these are her first three, there will be more. If they appear dirty, just wash them and refrigerate them for eating and then wait for the next ones. Try to encourage her to lay in a nest to help keep the eggs clean.

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