Twin ducklings!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by leanntorina, May 20, 2017.

  1. leanntorina

    leanntorina Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know the exact chances of twins hatching from an egg, or surviving in the egg period. But I have a buff egg that I'm self incubating that has twins. Today everyone is starting to hatch. They haven't internally pipped yet, but they're both still a kickin in the egg. So I'm just letting everyone do their thing and come out on their own. Fingers crossed these special babies make it!
     
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  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow i hope every thing goes well! keep us posted! xxxxx
     
  3. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    Pics when pipped if possible!!!????
     
  4. leanntorina

    leanntorina Out Of The Brooder

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    Well no progress from the twins, but there are 6 more eggs hatching with them. Two babies have made it out so far and two more have pipped the shell. 20170521_145459.jpg 20170521_214201.jpg
     
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  5. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    awwwww congrats! keep us posted about those twins....
     
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  6. leanntorina

    leanntorina Out Of The Brooder

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    Update on the twins...
    The rest of the eggs have either internally or externally pipped EXCEPT the twins. I'm becoming worried if I should begin to think about intervening or just let them continue. There is little to no movement in the egg and I do not want to just leave them knowing if I had maybe helped they would have made it.
     
  7. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    oh dear.....you could "try" to take some shell of if any blood stop wait a few hours, if there is no blood take off hunter membrane, keep wetting inner membrane, if no veins take off inner membrane, remember, don't stop wetting it, not the beaks as they will drown......keep us posted,
     
  8. Hybridchucks

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    plus if they are still alive and if there are no veins check that they have absorbed their yolks before you "pull" them out....
     
  9. Hybridchucks

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    How are they?? :)
     
  10. leanntorina

    leanntorina Out Of The Brooder

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    Unfortunately the twins did not make it through the night they were about 2 days from hatching I'm guessing.
     

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