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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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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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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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Hi

Finaly the remaining 21 eggs started peep/hatch yesterday evning (day 33)GOPR7867.JPG

 

So I'm crossing fingers :smile:

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Hi again

First out and four more definatly working on the matter (day 34) :thumbsu:2017-07-27_17-48-47_19.jpg

 

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Hi

Well well this was a lousy round, worst results erver on my part. :notfair:

One more of the remaining 16 eggs peeped, but I had to "help" them hatch and only 4 of the 5 made it.

Should probbably have "helped" them a bit earlier, allways a bit hesitant to help as I have experienced to often that those that can't make it out on their own, tend to be so weak that they die anyways.

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so still 15 eggs in the incubator with no signs of life on day 36 (today) will leave them in untill tomorrow and then do a autopsy.

What I have noticed is that all the eggs that have hatched are marked with the same date of collection 10/6 so I will contact the lady I bought them from and ask her what happen after that date in her pen or with the other eggs that was collected on later dates, she might hold the answer to this terrible result.

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