unusual incubation*update candled day 15*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Happyhenz, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. Happyhenz

    Happyhenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My muscovy ducks Polly and molly are sitting on eggs of their own and 6 eggs each of my hens.
    I didnt set out to do it but the girls kept stealing the eggs from the nest boxes.
    Molly my black mussie threw 2 eggs out the other day that were due on the 6th of January they turned out to be not fertile.
    So i put some omore under her.
    the first lot are due on the 6th of jan and the second lot plus her duck eggs are due to hatch the 16th the white duck polly's eggs are al due the 19th of jan.[​IMG]
    They have been very gentle with the eggs i was worried that they might break them but the girls arent very big and the hen eggs are huge.
    I candled the chook eggs due on the 6th and can see little babies:D
    I will keep you updated.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2007
  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    awww , can't wait to see pics of the babies....I thought my Muscovy was set on eggs.......... but she isnt sitting anymore [​IMG]
     
  3. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, good luck. Mine started laying eggs today all over the lawn, in the snow. I found 4 eggs. What colour are your Muscovy eggs? I'm trying to figure out if these are the Muscovys or Pekins eggs.
     
  4. Happyhenz

    Happyhenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    musie eggs are a slight grey colour
     
  5. Happyhenz

    Happyhenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    last night was day 15.
    and i candled the eggs.
    the girls only have 1 good duck eggs each!
    But i only had the drake for 1 week before the girls went broody:rolleyes:
    The good news,the black ducks chooks eggs are growing well.
    I could see little legs moving and little veins pumping:D
    The white ducks chook eggs are at day 3 i think i can see something there;)

    Quick ? i have to remove the chook eggs due on the 6th of january otherwise mama duck will squash them and abondon her duck egg which isnt due till the 16th.
    I dont have an incubator, what can i put the eggs in for them to hatch?[​IMG]

    Cheers Happyhenz
     

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