WHAT THE HECK AM I HATCHING?NEW PIC!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by taraann81, May 11, 2009.

  1. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Hi guys I just posted the thread about being excited that my mallards were hatching. I saved these eggs from being plowed under when I got them there was no adults around. My step dad said he had a mallard nest there, I didn't think to question it

    Well, since they are hatching I read up on other peoples Mallard hatching experiences on this site. I noticed some threads mention the mallards egg color. They describe it as blue tinges or light greenish. One post had a pic of a mallard duckling in the process of hatching.

    My eggs are not the same color. They are maybe a shade lighter than brown chicken eggs? They are actually pretty dark and I had a hard time candleing them.

    Can mallard eggs come in brown?

    If not what the heck am I hatching?
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2009
  2. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    I did that. Most were ALOT lighter than mine. Thank you though,
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    where did you get the eggs? from a nest of ducks you own? on wetlands?
     
  4. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Yup I checked again, they are not the same egg, color wise anyways
     
  5. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    My step dad found them in a field he was plowing and was going to plow them under. Alongside a creek.
     
  6. sandyj

    sandyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have they been in your bator?? Maybe once they hatch you can post a pic. [​IMG]

    sandyj
     
  7. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    About 2 weeks but they are internally pipping now. I didn't know how far along they were so I went to move them to the hatcher today and one peeped at me!
     
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    you may want to be careful sharing info regarding this clutch of eggs. if they are migratory fowl, they are protected. it is illegal to harass, move, touch or possess the eggs regardless of the situation.
    keeping a nest, feather etc is also illegal.

    not being judging etc, just presenting some facts. might want to keep the hatch details to yourself. [​IMG]
     
  9. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    Is there a chance they could be something other than bird eggs? Like snakes perhaps, or turtles?
     

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