UPDATE--Did anybody experienced such a hatching disaster....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mzyla, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Mzyla

    Mzyla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday evening at about 8:pM I went to turn my ANCONA duck eggs in incubator and because they seem little too hot, i figured I let them cool off a bit, by leaving the cover open. I was thinking to come back and close the cover in a bout 1-2 minutes.

    Then daughter came to visit with grand kids and all the commotion shuttered my memory!
    This morning I went to turn my eggs over and I see the cover open and eggs soooo cold!

    I covered them and hope for the best, but that would take literal miracle for them to hatch.
    I'm devastated and so angry at my self.

    I was turning them for so many days - Start day was March 21 and they were to be due at April 17.
    Only 8 days to go!
    They were developing so nicely!

    Does any of you experienced such disaster and what was the outcome?
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    UPDATE
    Today is day 28-th
    They are hatching!
    Two already drinking water and the rest is having holes in eggs :)
    What a tough ducklings!

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    Last edited: Apr 18, 2012
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    get them warm slowly and see if they will hatch give an extra day or three to hatch.

    They -might- still hatch, unless your house is 45*f or something.
     
  3. Mzyla

    Mzyla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You answer did gave me a "ray of sunshine" - Thank you!

    I did slowly bring the temperature up....and the house was not that cold. It is spring after all :)

    I was and constantly am blessed with various miracles; those might be little, meaningless things to others, but so significant me!
    Maybe this time God will grant me the miracle of hatching? Resurrecting my ducklings?
    I will keep you guys post it.
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    I've heard of people who had long power outages have their eggs hatch anyway. So keep going.

    Fingers crossed for you.
     
  5. Mzyla

    Mzyla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you [​IMG] for these comforting answers!
     
  6. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My thought is, the mama ducks will commonly get up to eat, drink, and take a quick swim while brooding - they aren't covered during that time, so I'm betting that they are going to be just fine!!! :) Keep us posted and we'll want to see pictures!!
     
  7. Mzyla

    Mzyla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MIRACLE!?
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    Update is in my First oryginal post.
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Hallelujah and YAY!

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  9. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY! They look great!! I have done this too... once for several hours
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Congrats they are adorable little miracles!! [​IMG]
     

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