The Duct Tape Worked - The Egg Hatched!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chickies-duckies-etc, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Chickies-duckies-etc

    Chickies-duckies-etc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of weeks ago, I found an egg in the muscovy nest with the shell chipped out of an area about the size of a 50 cent piece. The membrane was not damaged and the chick was still alive. I put a patch of duct tape over it to help keep out dirt and make it a bit stronger and hoped for the best. Well, it hatched last night only a day behind the rest of the hatch. There is a total of 9 of the little cuties in that nest now.
     
  2. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome [​IMG] Good idea! And what a blessing that it worked!
     
  3. my1stchicks

    my1stchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duct tape fixes everything! [​IMG]
     
  4. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Wow, you've got so lucky that no bad bacteria got into it and started to grow and eat the membrane. This show never to give up and to keep on trying.
     
  5. lowillobe

    lowillobe Out Of The Brooder

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    WOW!!! That's amazing! CONGRATS [​IMG]
     
  6. Chickies-duckies-etc

    Chickies-duckies-etc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A big plus was that it was a "clean" nest. The duck that was setting on it kept it and herself clean so the egg was clean also. I am sure that was a big factor also.
     
  7. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    That's wonderful! I have had to use Wax to seal up cracked eggs many times, they always hatch just fine... we named the first duckling we had to use the method on Crayola [​IMG]
     
  8. MysticalMom

    MysticalMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome. [​IMG]

    And a great tip to have in a pinch. Wax, yes. But duct tape. [​IMG] I guess you really can use duct tape to fix anything.
     
  9. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, it's DUCK tape.. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    Never NEVER use the stuff on DUCTS though.. It's worthless. [​IMG]
     
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  10. The French Hen

    The French Hen Tres Chic

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    You should tell the Duct Tape people and they could pay you for all your positive advertizing for them because if this ever happens to any of us out here we will remember the Duct Tape !!!!

    Duct Tape Rules.........!!!

    Congratulations !!
     

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