My little guys bulge is fully absorbed. Very lively little guy. He's not even a full day old and he already eats and drinks like a pro!
This is a miracle duckling haha. I feel so bad for thinking he was dead inside his egg, but 3 days had passed without anything.
My other two in braces/shackles are doing much better too! My mom gives them a "physical therapy" session every morning and night that consists of swimming, walking on a towel, more swimming, leg massaging, etc.
One is out of his shackles and walking and standing pretty much on his own. The other still sits in his cup, with the brace and sandals on (his legs were much weaker than the others) but I can see him making dramatic improvements.
This has been an eye opening experience for myself and my mother (I think). She told me today that she never wants to eat another egg or chicken again haha!
As for me, I'll continue to eat what I like, but I can honestly say, without a doubt, that after holding unborn ducklings in my hands for a week before hatch day and holding life in my hands for 2 days and then losing 2 of them I have come to realize how fragile life actually is. I have also come to understand that every single living being on this Earth, whether its a duck or a human, depends on other living beings for their survival. I have a much greater value for life and living.
Hopefully my little guys continue to be happy.
However, I doubt I will incubate eggs ever again. I love em to death, but I only hatched these ones out of an emergency situation. When it comes down to it, I'm a softy and even though I loved every second of hatching them, I'm not sure I could handle it again.
I may consider changing my major in college haha!
Good luck to everyone! There will be many more pictures to come, I promise.