Two Muscovy ducklings hatched from incubator this morning!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lilchik, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. lilchik

    lilchik Songster

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    I am so "eggcited"!!! [​IMG] I tried to hatch Muscovy eggs before with 0 out of 24 hatching.[​IMG] So I tried a second time with 12 eggs. First time was in the incubator. Second time I put the eggs under Silkie chickens, they set for about 3 weeks then abandoned the nest...ugh! [​IMG] Luckily the eggs were still warm in one nest, so I brought them inside, candled them and found only two eggs with viable ducklings inside. The other eggs were all bad, some never started to form, others looked like early deaths. I quess the 2 hens could tell they were bad and thats why they abandoned their nest. I put the 2 eggs in the incubator and they continued to grow, moved them to the hatcher friday, had first pip last night and when I got up this morning had 2 Muscovy ducklings in the hatcher![​IMG]



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  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Congratulations on the hatch.. They are little cuties. So glad to hear that after all the problems you still managed to get two to hatch.
     
  3. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
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    Congrads they are so cute!!
     
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    So very cute!

    Congrats, and incubating eggs is all about trial and error, sometimes things just happen. I seen someone on here had bought and incubated 40+ eggs spent over 120$ and only got about 9 chicks out of it and they are experienced breeders/hatcher. [​IMG] just the luck of the draw.

    again congrats and more luck in the future!
     

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