When to put my eggs on lock down (new baby pic added)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by janastasio, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. janastasio

    janastasio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a small staggered hatch in my incubator of a call and australian spotted eggs right now. I have 3 eggs that went into the incubator on Sunday January 9 and 2 that went in the following Sunday. The January 9 eggs will go into a separate incubator for lock down. Should I lock em' down today????
     
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  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thursday the 3rd will be day 25..Lockdown then they will hatch around the 28th day
     
  3. janastasio

    janastasio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply. I wasn't sure if I should follow 26 days of incubation since they are a bantom breed.
     
  4. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I dont know about call ducks, Can I do a Do Over.
    Erm...sorry I cant help you there, I have no idea when calls go into lockdown. [​IMG]
    I really should read the whole post instead of letting my eyes skim over it before I put foot in mouth.
     
  5. janastasio

    janastasio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's ok! We know its somewhere between 26 and 28 days so I think I will put them in tomorrow. I just worry about the turner going. I'm also hatching in an old stillair hovabator and want to make sure I don't put them in too early and mess things up! Argh, the decisions! Thanks for your input [​IMG]
     
  6. janastasio

    janastasio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 25 and I have my first incubator ducky starting the pipping process [​IMG] Fingers crossed for a fuzzy butt in the morning!
     
  7. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Right there with you.. Mine arent due until Sunday but I have 9 of the ten eggs pipped tonight. A few are showing signs of starting to unzip- so I hope to have some in the morning too. These ones are Runner eggs from a friends ducks- so I am excited to see what colours they may be. I can see one very dark beak poking through occasionally.

    Call can be a little faster than other ducks- but I have heard they can have troubles due to having such short beaks.

    Fingers are crossed for you.
     
  8. janastasio

    janastasio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 3 eggs in lockdown. This little one started pipping on Thursday night and finished unzipping on Saturday afternoon. Phew, took him long enough! The other 2 eggs died. We have 2 more in the incubator due next week.
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  9. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    [​IMG] Call ducklings are adorable. Color, please? [​IMG]
     
  10. janastasio

    janastasio Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its acutually an australian spotted! I'm hoping its pure aussie, but it could be an aussie call mix:rolleyes:! Either way, CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!
     

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