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I've got ducklings! 
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Very new mussie mum and we let her down.

8 beaks poking through eggs - but not one hatched.
1 big yellow baby hatched (obviously first) and she didnt get off the nest to show it where the food and water was.

We lost the lot.

Busy week and didnt check on her - lesson learnt for us. :(

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Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:58 am
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Such a shame. I don't know that there would have been anything you could have done anyway. I have heard that when setting duck eggs under a chicken you should spray the eggs with water to increase humidity. The reasoning being that a duck will return to the nest wet after a bath/swim and therefore the humidity will be higher. I didn't do this though so don't know how necessary it is. I am really stoked with mine as I wasn't sure I would get any. Keeping food and water nearby for the duckling to find is a good idea so that the early hatchlings can find it.

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Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:23 am
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looks like more to come - sitting started today on a baker's dozen :D

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