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Hello from Tauranga, New Zealand

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Hello from New Zealand (home of Lord of the Rings!).  I live with my husband and teenage son and daughter in Tauranga - a beautiful coastal city on the eastern side of the North Island.  My 14 year old daughter and I share a passion for birds and every spring we hand-rear one or two lots of orphans that come to us through our local bird rescue organisation.

 

My daughter has been DESPERATE to raise ducklings for a very long time and as we haven't been fortunate enough to have any orphans come our way, I recently purchased 4 fertile Magpie duck eggs for her.  Tears of joy ensued, and after much 'Googling' and researching, we built a home incubator and started incubating.  At Day 13, we confirmed two very active embryos (and 2 yolkers) by candling the eggs and then transferred the developing eggs to my mother's hen, which fortuitously, had meantime become fervently clucky!  Our ducklings are due on the 27th of December - a late Christmas present - so fingers crossed all goes well!!

 

I have a question about one of the eggs - a 'special needs' egg - that I will ask elsewhere on the forum.

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Welcome to BYC, and good luck with the incubation.  Good to see the use of the term 'clucky'.  It's how a setting hen was always referenced when I was a kid.  :old

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Hi and a warm welcome to BYC - I hope that all goes well with your hatch.

All the best
Ct
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:welcome

Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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Welcome to Backyard chickens.  If you see Aragon , please tell him I said Hello!

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Welcome to BYC & Merry Christmas! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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