What have I done

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Daft duck, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Daft duck

    Daft duck In the Brooder

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    I am keeping three naughty call ducks and 2 mandarin ducks , given to me as we had ponds here , I must say they have bought a huge amount of fun and are the biggest time wasters I’ve encountered.
    My mandarins have produced to chicks today and are still sitting on another 3 eggs , HELP , What am I needed to do
     
  2. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

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    Welcome! :frow Not much to do but just have fun with them! They will raise their chicks on their own!!
     
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Welcome!


    Are you wondering if the remaining eggs are going to hatch?
     
  4. BirdsBeesTrees

    BirdsBeesTrees Crowing

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    Hi! :frow Sounds like a duckload of fun! ;) :welcome
     
  5. Daft duck

    Daft duck In the Brooder

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    Phew as there not easy ducks , but very beautiful
     
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  6. Daft duck

    Daft duck In the Brooder

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    I was as two eggs were thrown out as well , I looked like a boiled egg , the other chick not formed properly, both outside of hutch broken , so did wonder if remaining eggs would hatch
     
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  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Have you candled the remaining eggs at night to see what's going on inside them?
     
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  8. Daft duck

    Daft duck In the Brooder

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    No , I’ve been too worried I’d upset mom and dad . Is it best to do this , as I was going to move the family once all the eggs had hatched to a much bigger hutch , what Should I see on candling them , and should I do anything to wings yet .
    Sorry for all the questions, but only had ducks for 2 years and these are the first eggs the mandarins have had , unlike the call ducks that lay everyday .
     
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  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I'd just leave them alone if I were you.
    If they're going to hatch the hatch if not then they won't.

    But...If you really want to know something...you could take an egg or two into a dark room and shine a flashlight into it to see if you can tell if there's a duck moving in there.

    Do you know how long they've been sitting on the eggs or even if they were all laid at the same time?

    The more that I think about it I would probably just leave them alone.
     
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  10. Daft duck

    Daft duck In the Brooder

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    They laid the eggs over three weeks and have been sitting on them for around 28 days , but really difficult to know as the laying process was so strung out .
    Many thanks for your help , I’ll try and find the oriental part of the forum .
    There is so little published on them
     
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