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Muscovies 2017

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After the fox cleaned out the chicken pen last month, I'w decided to have a new go with ducks.

So I loaded the incubater with 25 muscovie eggs, about 2 weeks ago

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  Stay tuned    :rock:

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Hi

Things are finaly starting to happen :D

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I got a bit mixed up, thinking they where do to hatch after 28days, so when nothing was happening I thought I goofed it up.

How ever muscovies use 32-37 days so the last few days the eggs are hatching, tossed out 2 eggs that where definitly dead so 23 eggs still alive after 33-34 days excited to see how many will make it

 

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Not going to well :(

4 by now a few more dead (fully developet), and no sign that the 9 last will start hatching :angry:

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Iff they aren't out by tomorrow I'll try to help them, even if I have bad experience with eggs/chiks that need help to hatch

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So I gave them a helping hand, all that was alive, still lives, and seems to be doing fine.:) all though one is a criple,it's got a weird twisted neck.

11 live ducklings now, 3 dead(fully developed) , 9 eggs no sign of hatch(leaving them in for another day) ,2 eggs not developed of 25 total.

A bit disapointing % IMO

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HI

The ducklings on their first walkabout safe guarded to their first swiming lesson. Twisted Neck died so 10 by this stage.

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Hi

Two days after their first walkabout, a night visitor got one duckling.

However their Guardian held him acount, so it wont happen again, at least not with this badger, now becoming a rug.0-weu-d3-12b36f64762084bab12d044d2ed1a042.jpg0-weu-d2-bd14174d87601ca46d31bcf19de86f1f.jpg0-neu-d2-be6f4a7644c4f0d24ed62e7301670e50.jpg

 

 

so down to 9 

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Posted (edited)

Hi

Just saved a mallard duckling from my neighbours cat yesterday :D

Not sure what to do with it yet, to young/small to make it alone, and to old/wild to fit in the pack I think

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Also I up the ante yesterday, loaded the incubater with a new lot of 60 eggs, hoping fore a better hatch % this time around :)

 

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Hi

Here is the egg load from/on June 23.

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 Not so good on first candeling(day 10) , 8 eggs not fertilized and scraped :( and another 28 eggs I'm unsurtan about at this stage :notfair:GOPR7835.JPGGOPR7836.JPG

 

I'll have  another candeling on day 18-20 :nurse:

 

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Hi

Wery disapointing :(

Candelling on day 18 showed 22 eggs ok 7 unsertain ? the rest was scraped.

So allready under 50% starting with 60 eggs :startle:

So down to one tray now :notfair:

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