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I hatch them all the time in incubator

Woo hoo!  What day are we on?  When do you stop turning your eggs?

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Nothing is trivial.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave is only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." 

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1140218/byc-member-interview-ren2014/0_30

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/building-our-duck-pond

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/feathers-and-two-feet

 

Nothing is trivial.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave is only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." 

Where will you spend eternity?

 

Barre...

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My girls have been laying in what appears to be a dust bathing spot in a corner up against the house. So I made them a box, put their eggs in it and put it exactly where they were laying. Hopefully they will use it. Otherwise with the rain I'm afraid their eggs will get drowned.
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I love the pink tote.

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My chickens love these nest boxes. They're also only $5. Lol. I've got pink, orange, and silver ones.

If my muscovies don't like this one... I have a big one I can try.



It's also time to move this pen anyway. They've run out of green grass. Lol.
Edited by ameliadanielle - 5/3/16 at 8:31am
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Woo hoo!  What day are we on?  When do you stop turning your eggs?
The 12th is lockdown
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Freshly hatched! Can you find the egg that is hatching? Live stream in signature below!

 

What a great mother, we love our SUPER broody duck! Keeping the newest addition warm!

 

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Big boy or girl!!!
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Hamilton is getting big! Exploring the yard!!!
Hard to say at that age. Once Hamilton is about half grown with all his feathers in he should start either making a cooing sound which means female or sounds that sound like a dog's panting and deep gasping which means male. Hope that helps.
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Cupcake sure is getting big ♡ still not sure if shes actually a she. 10+ weeks. Any ideas?? The red on "her" face is coming in more and more. smile.png
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Big legs and big feet.  Hard to tell without having another standing next to her.  But that's how I "guess-timate" the boys from the girls.  The legs are further apart when looking at them from the front or rear and the legs and feet tend to be larger in proportion to their body size.

That's probably flawed as the day is long, but I've been pretty accurate with the 15 Muscovies we have.  And then later as they mature, like RichardKurtz said above, the voices are another tell-tale sign.  Soft twirly chortle for the girls and a short gasping hiss from the boys.

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Looks like it could be a lady...comparing to the ducks behind it. Males turn into beasts and get those thick legs, long nails, and the caruncle covers more of the face. They have longer bodies also. It is pretty easy to tell male from female if you have a clutch to compare each other with. Tmorgan is right about the noise, females chirp/coo and the males sounds like a hissing noise.
Edited by newchickmom09 - 5/4/16 at 6:52am
1 great hubby, 2 beautiful kids, 2 big dogs, 2 little kitties, ponds, gardens, 7 chickens, 1 pot bellied pig, & 12 muscovies, 3 swedish, and 1 mutt duck! Life is GOOD! Make the best of it!
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1 great hubby, 2 beautiful kids, 2 big dogs, 2 little kitties, ponds, gardens, 7 chickens, 1 pot bellied pig, & 12 muscovies, 3 swedish, and 1 mutt duck! Life is GOOD! Make the best of it!
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