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Yea! My first duck is hatching! -ADDED PICS!-

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Corey NC, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    I am so excited cause I really wan't sure if these would hatch since I've been a bit lazy with turning and my humidity dropped really low yesterday but I just got a pip.

    I have 3 call eggs and 3 saxony eggs but I didn't see any movement in the saxony's so I don't think they are alive. [​IMG]

    so one of the call eggs has pipped and I can hear it peeping, I'll try and get a pic today.

    Now, no one go telling my parents cause for all they know they are very big chicken eggs that I got in the secret swap. So it will be a big suprise when what we thought were chicken eggs pop out ducklings. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2008
  2. MoonbeamQueen

    MoonbeamQueen Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    Meadow Vista
    Congratulations kiddo! [​IMG] Let us know how the others come along!
  3. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Songster

    Apr 2, 2008
    That's great! Can't wiat to see a pic. [​IMG]
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    HOORAY! [​IMG] Congratulations to you! [​IMG] Sending good hatching vibes your direction! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Songster

    Jun 6, 2007
    Yay!! Can't wait to see pics!! [​IMG]
  7. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Ok, it had been 24 hours and neither duckling had fully pipped through the membrane so I went ahead and started pipped them the rest of the way and helped them zip a little bit until I hit blood. While I was at it I candled the last call egg and the two saxonies and they were all dead. [​IMG]

    I'll keep you all posted on the little ones' progress.
  8. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Mooresville, NC
    Good luck! (where in NC are you, by the way? [​IMG] )
  9. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    A little north of Durham.

    One duckling is out, my batteries are charging then I'll get a pic of him/her. The other one hasn't made any progress so I think I am going to help it along.
  10. runamuck

    runamuck Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    Northern michigan
    Glad they made it [​IMG]

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