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Hatching Ducks :)

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Re: Hatching Ducks :)

Post by Rezz on Fri 6 Nov 2009 - 20:12

Very Happy *sigh* I have no common sense, lol.
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Post by aly_starh on Fri 6 Nov 2009 - 20:22

Newfishy wrote:http://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-candling.html

not a fish forum in any way shape or form, teachs you exactly how to candle bird eggs and gives a few examples of what things should look like.

thanks New Fishy, believe it or not, every link that people give me, (from this forum, and other forums) i have already seen! :D lol, As mines are only at Day 3, its abit difficult to see. That link, the pics start from Day8. And i have already made the candle box Smile

Will wait till Day 7... Too excited ;D

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Post by Netty on Fri 6 Nov 2009 - 20:27

lol! patience my dear!! It's so hard when you want to know. I know with the crestie eggs I normally wait until day 3.

How long do you have to incubate them for?

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Post by aly_starh on Fri 6 Nov 2009 - 20:30

lol,,, Want to fast forward 28 days,
lets hope they do hatch, cos ill be really gutted if they don't Sad

28-32 days. :[ Too Long... rofl

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Post by Netty on Fri 6 Nov 2009 - 20:37

At least it's not 70 days like my cresties lol! but you get cute little ducks hopefully Very Happy

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Post by aly_starh on Fri 6 Nov 2009 - 20:42

pfffttt, 70 days? howdya manage that?



lol, 28 days is nothing compared to that! Smile

Hygrometer arrived today, and the water amount was spot on!! Smile Great ain't it! :D

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Post by Netty on Fri 6 Nov 2009 - 20:49

It was a nightmare waiting for so long and I was dying to see the babies. The next two are due to hatch in about 16 days.

It'll be so exciting if your hatch out. You'll have to make sure to have your camera ready so we can see Very Happy

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Post by aly_starh on Fri 6 Nov 2009 - 20:57

ofcourse!! :D
Lots of piccies for sure! :D

Oh another 2 eggs, great!! Smile we want pics too!

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Post by Nath J on Fri 6 Nov 2009 - 23:12

I havent read up about duck egg incubation but turning them 5 times a day seems alot? When i incubated my chicken eggs i only tuned them twice a day at 8am and 8pm. Just seems a lot thats all.
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Post by aly_starh on Sat 7 Nov 2009 - 15:19

no, ideally it should be 7. Ducks themselves turn eggs every hour like chickens.

I only turn them 5 times a day. :D

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Post by Nath J on Sat 7 Nov 2009 - 23:01

Oh okay well mayb it doesnt matter? As i turned my chicken eggs twice a day and i got 4 out of 4 hatch. Soo maybe as long as they are turned they will hatch. I have heard of a woman who left a box of waitrose eggs by a radiator ontop of a fridge and forgot about them and then one day she heard a noise and there was a chick in the box! So i guess it doesnt matter.
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Post by Netty on Sat 7 Nov 2009 - 23:15

I have to admit but also stress that I was very young at the time. I was given a duck egg and kept in under my pillow for weeks trying to hatch it and my parents didn't have the heart to tell me it wouldn't lol!

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Post by aly_starh on Mon 9 Nov 2009 - 14:49

LOL, if only hatching them was that easy.

Ok, so randomly took out Duck Egg Number2 yesterday and saw a heart-beating, this is a good sign. Will candle all of them tommorrow as it will be Day 7. Still didn't see no viens though

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Post by Nath J on Mon 9 Nov 2009 - 17:07

You should do, the veins should be quite big and plenty if they are fertile Smile
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Post by aly_starh on Wed 11 Nov 2009 - 18:51

Sad

I found 2 cracked eggs and after candling them there was still no viens. So i cracked them all and guess what.. none were fertile. Sad absolutley gutted.

Will contact the ebay seller and ask for a partial refund Sad Sad Sad Sad

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