I did something I never thought I would do today....made a duck a diaper! Lol. I was going to buy one (and probably still will) but in the meantime Ravyn gave me the idea to make one myself out of a sock. I found a YouTube video and it was pretty easy. Also found out today that our little boy duck is most likely a girl (again thanks to Ravyn). I just love that duck so much. Now that she has a diaper she got to hang out on the couch and watch a movie. I couldn't get a good pic of the diaper and its black, like her, so hard to tell.
But I did take a recent pic...
Yes, I've had a couple that got spots later. I sold a white chick today but I had to tell the woman that she may gets spots as she gets older. I have 6 that a hen just hatched and her whole batch came out so nice, it was hard parting with 2.
Aww, that's so beautiful! Kids are often much smarter then us when it comes to the simply things. As adults we over-think, over-analyze, over-stress and they just say it like it is!
You're talking about malpositions, right? I always get at least 1 in every batch. Even when I use different incubators, different methods, shipped eggs, local eggs, I can't escape them.
Good job on the hatch. And sounds like some great eggs! I'm setting another batch tomorrow too!
She is such a doll! Can't believe how full she is looking already! Notice I didn't say"big" lol
I'm considering duck diapers as one of my side businesses when I quit working, along with chicken saddles and such.
I HAD A BIG BABY. OMG, it's a GOOSE, YES, I had to help and it was a scary ride. He was half out of his shell and half in, I could see he still needed to shrink down his navel. HOURS AND HOURS went by, the naval wasn't shrinking, I looked inside the shell,
Now keep in mind, he's moving his feet, kicking at the shell etc. etc.
Well when I looked inside, I COULD see what the problem was. SO I assisted. he had a BLOB of Gooy stuff wrapped around the tip of his navel area and around his main viens. when he tried to escape from his shell, the blob of gooy stuff, was pulling on his navel area keeping him from shrinking up. It was like a tug of war going on in the shell. So I got a wet qtip and started to rub the gooy stuff off his navel area but WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, I was NOT planning. YES, the main vein BROKE.
AHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOO,. I quickly grabbed a paper towel and IMMEDIATELY applied pressure. In my past, I have lost about TWO babies, a chick and a duck because of blood loss. the Chick was ANTSY and Stormed out of his shell to early, The duck was my fault because I wasn't aware at that time, you DON"T pull them out. ( that was 7 or 6 years ago)
SO we got the blood to stop and the little guy is resting now. I plan on staying up all NIGHT to make sure he pulls through. this is my FIRST GOOSE, he's sooo cute. IT'S amazing and maybe it's just me because I'm used to 1 to 2 pound ducks and chickens but this guy is HUGE.. ahahahhaha. When I put him in my hand, he not only covers my hand but also my wrist.. I can hardly get a call duck to cover my fingers let a lone my entire hand.