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Putting eggs in a nest

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AliciaM, May 13, 2011.

  1. AliciaM

    AliciaM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 call girls are sitting on eggs that im almost positive are infertile.. I also have black east indie eggs in the incubator that have about 2 weeks to go...

    I need advice on if I should put a couple of the BEI eggs in there nest.... Id love to see them with some babies... they are doing so good sitting.. and stealing each others eggs....

    Also.. if I do this.. when is the best time to add the eggs??

    Thanks.
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Stealing each others eggs is not good- sometimes ( good eggs ) get left in between the two and chill resulting in the death of the duckling developing inside. If you do give them some eggs- swap over all the eggs- dont leave any unfertile ones behind that could be rotten- and explode. Night time is best- they settle quicker again after being disturbed.
     
  3. AliciaM

    AliciaM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ended up pulling 19 eggs from the ducks and replaced them with 6 BEI eggs...All 19 eggs were clear.
     

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