rouen female and male mallard

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jodigirl, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. jodigirl

    jodigirl Out Of The Brooder

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    My female Rouen so wants babies, but every time she sets on a clutch from mating with our male mallard, no babies result. Is it possible that the eggs could ever be fertile? They mate, but he has a hatd time as she is so much bigger than him. It breaks my heart that she sets for 28 days and the eggs slowly rot. She is 18 days in and down to 8 eggs cause she kicks them out if they are bad. I soooo want her to have at least one baby cause she tries so hard to be a mom! Any knowledge I would appreciate! Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Mountain Peeps X2 Definitely post this in our Ducks section for all those Duck experts to help you out with this.

    Good luck and I hope you can get some baby ducklings to hatch soon!
     
  4. jodigirl

    jodigirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I realized that, as I am new to this site...which I love btw! I copied and pasted into the duck section! !
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Thats ok. BYC is a bit daunting at first. But you will get the hang of it.

    Good luck with your ducks! :)
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your ducks, hope you are able to get some answers in the duck forum.
     
  7. jodigirl

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    Thanks, me too!
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks (although I've had a few), but I have to admit that ducklings are the ultimate in cute. Hopefully our experts in the duck section can help you. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your ducks.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Would it be possible for you to buy a couple fertilized eggs and swap out some bad ones for the new ones? I just wonder if bacteria from the bad eggs might ruin the good ones. I doubt she would let you move her to a nice, clean nest.
     

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