We have pips! and peeps! (Update - Quatro is here! Pics!!)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pishposh, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. pishposh

    pishposh Out Of The Brooder

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    We took our 7 ancona eggs out of the turner today (day 25) and saw 4 pips and heard peeping! This is our first hatching experience, but we are very, very excited (and nervous)!

    Duckling Watch 2010 has begun!
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2010
  2. eggybritches

    eggybritches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You really should have taken them out of the turner earlier if you have pips. You don't want to get rid of all that humidity and heat during such a crucial time.
     
  3. pishposh

    pishposh Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, live and learn. The pips happened while we were at work and the book says take them out of the turner on day 25.
     
  4. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Excellent! [​IMG]
     
  5. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    OHHHHH!!! This is so exciting!!!!!!! Keep us updated!!!
     
  6. Ducks-R-Us

    Ducks-R-Us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you will have a great hatch! [​IMG] Make sure and post pictures once they are out of the shell - it still might be a couple long days before they are. Good Luck!
     
  7. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are those pictures???
     
  8. pishposh

    pishposh Out Of The Brooder

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    No progress over night. Looks like I will have to go to work today! [​IMG] Oh well, at least it will keep me occupied!

    I will update this afternoon once I get home!

    Can. not. wait!!
     
  9. pishposh

    pishposh Out Of The Brooder

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    ok, i lied! ha! there are some new cracked and pushed out areas and 1 more egg with a pip. so now 4 out of 7 are pipped!
     
  10. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

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