Please Help! Worried! Peking Duck brooding behavior advice

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Nanettr, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Nanettr

    Nanettr Chirping

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    Nothing obvious. However the conditions were not ideal. If there was an air cell, it was very little at the top. I think we are going to try again next time she gets off the nest. Maybe have another pair of eyes to view too.
     
  2. Nanettr

    Nanettr Chirping

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    Would the air cell be as obvious as the pictures you attached? Definitely nothing that obvious
     
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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    Yes. Did you smell anything off when you took the eggs to candle. So the eggs didn’t look like any of the pics on that chart?
     
  4. Nanettr

    Nanettr Chirping

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    No these eggs smelled fine and no they didn’t look like the pictures
     
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    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    If you can get a pic with egg laying on its side with light at fat end?
     
  6. Nanettr

    Nanettr Chirping

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    She hasn’t gotten off her nest since I received your reply above. As soon as she does I will try that. I thought surely she would get off by now. It’s been since Wednesday evening (from 3:30 until 5:00) since she was off. I have no idea what’s going on. I’m extra concerned because we are scheduled to leave town on Monday.
     
  7. SeaHen

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    Following.. Just found my Cayuga duck on 12 eggs and one of my Pekins on 15 (+2 banty chicken eggs!) All are viable and at least halfway incubated, confirmed by candling last night. Their nests are in separate parts of the property and well hidden in brush - it's only a fluke that I found them. I'll transfer them to boxes closer to hatch time but yikes!
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    Maybe hatch has started? Go an listen you may hear peeping. Can you lift her front up so you can peek?
     
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  9. Nanettr

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    Mama duck just got off the nest to clean. The eggs do not appear to be cracking. There are still 10 eggs. We brought 5 in the house and there seems to be an air cell in all 5. I originally found her sitting on eggs on June 9th (33 days ago). It is possible that she was still laying I guess. (?) There was not a “rotten” egg smell at all
     
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    Didn’t hear any peeping
     
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