Plz help.. News.. Incubating duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jessinnick, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. jessinnick

    jessinnick New Egg

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    OK I'm on day 27 and I lost track of days for a minute there till yesterday when I recounted and realized I was suppose to stop turning one of my eggs like 2-3 days ago and didn't till yesterday at day 26 they are pekin duck eggs . did I hurt my baby Duckie in the making? I still see movement in the egg tho!
     
  2. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Did you mark the air cell? Put an "X" where it dips furthest down, that's the likeliest spot where the duckling will internal pip. Place the egg on its side with that air pocket facing UPWARD and do not move them! What's your temp and humidity at? It needs to be different for hatch.
     
  3. DemonicFowl

    DemonicFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How was the hatch?
     
  4. jessinnick

    jessinnick New Egg

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    Sadly the first baby did not hatch :( . there was movement in the morning and then that night when I went to do the last turn on the others there was no longer any movement or sign of life . so I have beat myself up over it and plan to not let it happen again.
     
  5. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    How are the other eggs doing? Have any of them internally pipped? Are they lying on their sides or still upright? Also, why are you still turning the eggs? At day 27 they should have already been in lockdown, and that was back on the 26th.
     
  6. DemonicFowl

    DemonicFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear that. I had a similar experience with my first time hatching 12 eggs. "Got" some silkies, polish, and cochin hatching eggs and only one hatched. The Fancy, a tuff little splashed silkie X polish. 2 others egg yolk sacs ruptured a few days before hatching... hope your other babies hatch successfully :).
     
  7. jessinnick

    jessinnick New Egg

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    Other eggs are doing good I have one in lockdown as of today and is due on the 3rd I believe I wrote it down on calendar and also set alarms on my phone ... So hoping for the best!!
     
  8. barkersbirds

    barkersbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know where I can get some young ducklings asap? I have a day-old Mallard single hatchling that needs some company desperately. Willing to consider other breeds and will drive to pick up most anywhere in New England. Please let me know if you know of any options.

    Thanks!
     
  9. jessinnick

    jessinnick New Egg

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    i have 3 fluffy lil frisky duckies
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Congrats!!! pics [​IMG]
     

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