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I had 4 chicks by morning, and now 5.   Wow, not bad.  Day 21.

That is why you:

 

even when they are iffy!

 

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Okay, so I have Muscovy, Peking, and peafowl eggs set!

Post the set numbers for the contest!

 

Banty will add them to the spreadsheet.

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8 ducks
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How many eggs were set in last year's E-H-A-L?

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Please make the effort to rehome them. It's not hard to do.

It can be very difficult to find homes for boy birds. If she don't have room for them it would be better to dispatch than make them live over crowded. Another option is to take them to an auction barn or an ad on Craigslist or another sale site. Free ads move pretty fast. Or find somebody with a pond that will take them.
NPIP#405 Check out the hatching eggs auctions for my current auction(s) of silkie hatching eggs and sizzle hatching eggs. Swap Page http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=24309
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NPIP#405 Check out the hatching eggs auctions for my current auction(s) of silkie hatching eggs and sizzle hatching eggs. Swap Page http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=24309
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How many eggs were set in last year's E-H-A-L?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1074649/the-7th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long

 

look at the total in the spreadsheet

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It can be very difficult to find homes for boy birds. If she don't have room for them it would be better to dispatch than make them live over crowded. Another option is to take them to an auction barn or an ad on Craigslist or another sale site. Free ads move pretty fast. Or find somebody with a pond that will take them.

 Honestly, the way I feel. They will more than eat their worth in bugs or weeds. I only have fruit trees planted so I let my extra boys free range together. Nature takes its course(hawks mainly) and they have the chance to to live free. And if I need a roo or one looks exceptional I set up a crate with treats. They usually follow me or the kids anyways & stay nearby my barn.

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Originally Posted by casportpony View Post

Okay, so I have Muscovy, Peking, and peafowl eggs set!

Post the set numbers for the contest!

 

Banty will add them to the spreadsheet.

When does she need the numbers by? I ask because I have to go count the eggs that are under the various ducks. Oh, that reminds me, I forgot about a nest, lol.

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It can be very difficult to find homes for boy birds. If she don't have room for them it would be better to dispatch than make them live over crowded. Another option is to take them to an auction barn or an ad on Craigslist or another sale site. Free ads move pretty fast. Or find somebody with a pond that will take them.

You kinda answered your own question/contradicted your own post though. Saying it can be hard to rehome but then listing all those options. In person it can be hard to rehome maybe but yes we were including CL and any means of rehoming possible. But yes rehoming males can be harder than girls. But with ducks, a lot of people get them as pets so boy or girl doesn't matter and actually boys are quieter. And actually, being a meat breed of duck, they should be even easier to rehome if someone wants them for meat, which is especially popular with Asian cultures.
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 Honestly, the way I feel. They will more than eat their worth in bugs or weeds. I only have fruit trees planted so I let my extra boys free range together. Nature takes its course(hawks mainly) and they have the chance to to live free. And if I need a roo or one looks exceptional I set up a crate with treats. They usually follow me or the kids anyways & stay nearby my barn.

Not everybody has the room for that though. It's nice if you do have to room but if you're in town or have limits or something they may not be able to
Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 5 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock (May), 2 Black Australorps (Blacky and Beauty), 3 Buff Orpingtons (Angel, Amber, and Penny), and 2 Easter Eggers (Bunny and Diva).
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Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 5 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock (May), 2 Black Australorps (Blacky and Beauty), 3 Buff Orpingtons (Angel, Amber, and Penny), and 2 Easter Eggers (Bunny and Diva).
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You kinda answered your own question/contradicted your own post though. Saying it can be hard to rehome but then listing all those options. In person it can be hard to rehome maybe but yes we were including CL and any means of rehoming possible. But yes rehoming males can be harder than girls. But with ducks, a lot of people get them as pets so boy or girl doesn't matter and actually boys are quieter. And actually, being a meat breed of duck, they should be even easier to rehome if someone wants them for meat, which is especially popular with Asian cultures.
Not everybody has the room for that though. It's nice if you do have to room but if you're in town or have limits or something they may not be able to

I always have problems rehoming boys. I take them to the auction as a last resort. I don't like how they are handled there. I had 2 boys from last year till a few days ago. It depends on an area on how well one can rehome. Around here not alot of people care about breed. All barred chickens are "dominickers" to these people. And alot don't take care of them like I do so it's hard to send them to what will be most likely a horrible death.
NPIP#405 Check out the hatching eggs auctions for my current auction(s) of silkie hatching eggs and sizzle hatching eggs. Swap Page http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=24309
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NPIP#405 Check out the hatching eggs auctions for my current auction(s) of silkie hatching eggs and sizzle hatching eggs. Swap Page http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=24309
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