Really!?!?!?!?! duckling picture over load!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lovesduckies, May 11, 2010.

  1. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    today is day 37 (acording to my counting). my guess is that mommy started sitting on the eggs on easter. is my counting off????? or are my eggs late????? PLEASE tell me my couting is off. i am going insane over here. i wish mommy would go away so i can look in the eggs real quick like!! i am really going nuts over here!!!

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    Last edited: May 14, 2010
  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Nope you are right, if she started on Easter, then today is day 37 [​IMG] What breed?

    Hope you get some kind of action. Are you able to candle?
     
  3. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    they are muscovies.

    i have my broody hen on them, so no. i tried to get her in the bath tub yesterday so she could moisen them as told by duckyfromoz.. that didn't work so when she was out still, i took a container of warm water and sprinkled some water on them, i was attacked the whole time i did that, and then attack more after, i have bruises on my ankles from my ankle biter. after getting her in the tub to fail, duckyfromoz told me to get a spray bottle filled with warm water and mist mommy duck so i have been doing that today. i just did that for the 4th time today, when iwent to check and nothing is going on with them.

    keep in mind that my ducks are in my bedroom.... the pen is almost done being built, but i don't want to move my drake out without his mate because i don't want him to get stressed. but he leaves the room when she comes out to eat, drink, bathe, and poop [​IMG]


    i am just stressing out. i hope that i have at least one hatch out of 19, i already have my whole clutch sold [​IMG]
     
  4. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:The old saying is don't count you chickens before they hatch. for you we will make it don't sell your ducklings before they hatch. BTW I would get that Muscovy drake away from the duck before they hatch. Drakes are really not part of the normal duck family and SOME Muscovy drakes are known to kill their own young. With him being so much bigger than she is, it would be easy for him.
     
  5. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    Quote:The old saying is don't count you chickens before they hatch. for you we will make it don't sell your ducklings before they hatch. BTW I would get that Muscovy drake away from the duck before they hatch. Drakes are really not part of the normal duck family and SOME Muscovy drakes are known to kill their own young. With him being so much bigger than she is, it would be easy for him.

    ohhh the drake is already planned to stay away from everyone when they hatch. he has a separate room, he goes in there when mom comes out. he's only in here when i am here because he is my little buddy and has been a good drake as far as attacking me goes. i didn't expect them to have a zero hatch rate. i was told my my parents to sell them asap because we can not have more than 3 ducks.


    i'm just wondering if i should be completely stessed out like i am. did i really lose all my eggs??? [​IMG] i am really fighting back tears.
     
  6. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I am feeling so bad for you [​IMG] [​IMG] Those eggs I put in about a week after Quackers started sitting are mostly all pipped now.
    I remember the first few days..You said she was sitting..then not...... that went on for a few days...Maybe you are counting from before she was sitting on them all day and night.. But you should be seeing some kind of action by now.

    I wish I could be there for you to show you how to check for life in those eggs. [​IMG]
     
  7. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    i wish too. it's really hard for me to stop the tears from streaming down my face right now. i am 99% sure she started on easter. but i wasn't here, so maybe it was the day after. even then, that's 36 days. but i know the day after easter she didn't get up at all! not even to eat, drink, or poop. she didn't get up for 2 days at that point. i hear her talking right now..... she's coming out lets seee what i can find!!!!
     
  8. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    i'm done freaking out, we have a few pips and beaks in air sacs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    yay i am sooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i can stop crying now!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:Yay! I'm so glad they're alive! [​IMG]
     
  10. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    thanks kooshie, me too, cuz i was crying.

    i was talking to them and singing and they were talking back [​IMG]
     

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