Refrigerated muscovy eggs all hatched!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mommy_tiger, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. mommy_tiger

    mommy_tiger New Egg

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    So, last month my "duck-sitter" misinterpreted my instructions and refrigerated 13 duck eggs that my muscovy duck had just started to sit on. They were in the fridge overnight.

    I was very unhappy when I got home. [​IMG]

    I let them warm up on the counter for half a day and put them back in the nest, and 34 days later we have 13 apparently healthy little ducks!

    I heard that worked for chickens but found no info for ducks so thought I'd put that story out there.
     
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW, how lucky is that? Good for you and for the little duckies. [​IMG]
     
  3. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    This is just Amazing! I mean hatching refridgerated eggs?!

    Uhmmm..... Where are our pictures?!
     
  4. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured it would work, but having 'proof' is nice! [​IMG]
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    What??? No pictures???
     
  6. LittleSquidgenHome

    LittleSquidgenHome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so exciting! This tells me that with my total bad luck in incubating, there is still hope if my little eggies WANT to hatch, they will. Ha! Such a happy day.
     
  7. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    eggs refridged even for weeks can hatch.

    eggs washed and even scrubbed can hatch--even in a bator for all of this, too.

    so if you EVER have fridged eggs--even eggs that have sat uncovered in chilly weather for some days--and you want to hatch, you will probably get AT LEAST SOME IF NOT ALL to hatch.

    No kidding, really.
     

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