threw egg out door - it was alive...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Peaches, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Peaches

    Peaches Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Oh sheesh... I have had great muscovy hatches. 2 hens and a drake on site. Cinnamon sat well over 35 days on 12 eggs and they all rotted and none hatched and I finally took her off.

    Marge has been setting for at least 37 days (I know that's within the realmof their setting time. But.. I could smell some were rotten and figured it would be the same. Don't know what's wrong with "dad" - he seems fine...

    anyway, an egg exploded under her [​IMG]

    I tried to pull some out - she grabbed it too and ate it (yuk), but really a mess under there w/ down and all. I took out another egg that smelled icky and appear to be bad, and tossed it out the door of the coop.

    Yeah, you guessed it - it broke - it was a live duck. I put it back under her - it is quite cracked and some blood. It is cheeping. she is looking unwilling to sit back down (can you blame her, what a smell!). anyway, I am currently leaving them alone.

    Ideas? suggestions? do you think that baby is a goner. Man, I feel so bad.
     
  2. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Do you have a bator to finish the incubation? The baby may be ok. I've had some chicks that I've had to help out. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.

    Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  3. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    do not leave the baby with momma, she will kill it. i put a broken egg back and my momma killed it [​IMG]
     
  4. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update please.
     
  5. Peaches

    Peaches Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, half the shell is gone , but that is as it was when I put baby back under mom. Baby not moving much, but I am leaving it under mom. I probably messed it up... other eggs are now starting to pip. I don't want to mess with mom any more.

    I can give a better update tomorrow - see what might happen tonight.
     
  6. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:good luck

    my hen pushed the baby off to the side to die when i cracked the shell on accident
     
  7. Peaches

    Peaches Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, that baby, not surprisingly didn't make it. we got just two that hatched... but they are healthy and fine.
     
  8. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Aww, Linda, I am sorry. [​IMG]
     
  9. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww i'm sorry. I've done the same thing before with chicken eggs. Can you post pics of your new little fluffballs??? [​IMG]
     
  10. Peaches

    Peaches Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok.. I have two tolouse geese. Pate' and Spruce. Thought they were male and female (they are a year old). SEEMED like Spruce was trying to do SOMETHING with Pate' in the pond. [​IMG]

    Pate laid a ton of eggs. I took some, but let her go to set May 5... just in case. But when she gets off the nest , Spruce sits down. Spruce at one point SEEMED to have created a second next.. it is gone (it was next to hers) and has been incorporated into hers.

    This tells me 99% chance both are female.

    1. HOW LONG for goose eggs to hatch?

    2.... if both female and time for eggs to hatch goes by.. any suggestions for REMOVING EGGS and clearing out nest without getting killed?

    [​IMG]
     

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