I don't drive for a living, I just go on road trips between Ohio and New York around every three months. Sometimes I go to Michigan and once to Connecticut.
@watermelon you come this way???
what colors? @firedragon1982 I dont know what a Golden neck duccle is either woman!! lol
MY DUCKS ARE HATCHING!!!!!!!!! Was gonna do lockdown tomorrow evening so I did my routine check of the bator and added a touch of water. Than I heard a cheep cheep. Upon closer inspection one of the Ancona had an external pip. Oh crap better raise the humidity and get that turner out as well. Did a quick candle of them and saw 2-3 internal pips on more ducks. I'm gonna have ducklings soon
Yes!!! So exciting. Best luck and can't wait to see the cute ducklings!!!
Is everyone hatching Anconas? Is there something going on with Anconas I need to know about? I am hatching them beginning April 2nd-ish but I didn't know everyone was too. Good to kno I have peeps to ask for help!
Anconas are lovely!
The Ancona is a hardy, adaptable, all-purpose duck. It is an excellent layer, typically laying 210-280 white, cream, or blue eggs yearly. The Ancona also grows relatively quickly, and produces high quality meat that is more flavorful and less fatty than that of most Pekin ducks. Anconas are well suited for situations where they can forage for some of their food and are capable of eating large "banana" slugs. "They make excellent pond or yard ducks since they tend to stay close to home, do not fly under normal conditions and are large enough so that they are less likely to be preyed upon by winged predators. Typically they have moderately calm temperaments and make fine pets." (Holderread, 2001)
The Conservation Priority List (CPL)
Incubation update - Day 12 of First Incubation
History: 12 eggs from neighbors farm
18 eggs from Farmers Market, sold as fertile
30 eggs set, Due 3/31 - 4/1 (I set late at night)
Current: 12 infertile, all Farmers Market (Egtopsy results)
11 Neighbor eggs seem to be developing, 1 Hard to tell Welsummer
6 Farmers Market appear to be developing
This is my daughters science project for her genius hour; compare hatching store eggs, farmers market eggs and micro/hobby farm eggs. At our store all egg brands said they were infertile so I didn't set them, I cracked them open and they were infertile. So far it is going great I think.
how are your air cells looking? @mamahmendez what is humidity currently?