SCG-- funny how determined a hen can be, I have had several this year, and I just take the eggs away. Eventually the marans gave up. I have a pretty half bred that pecks my hand to death to get the eggs out from under her broodiness. I wonder if I should give her some duck eggs! 5/6? THat was a good hatch rate!!
Sorry the tool did not work so well on the duck. It is a duck thing--all the extra oils. My first shot at dressing a bird was 6 geese. WHat was I thinking? Oh, right, I wasn't! Actually despite a boat load of researching how to dress a duck/goose, it was much harder than people say it is. Or I'm really bad at it! LOL
I was trying to teach my kids molecules this morning! We used clay to make the nucleus and rings for the electrons to sit on. THen we hooked arms to show how molecules connect to each other but can still break away! Biochem is very interesting. Toughest class in college, but still the most interesting chemistry wise. Hoping one of my kids will become a pharmacist.
dsqard---I only have a few ducks. ANy that hatch will be sold or eaten. I do find my adults in the horse troughs. THey get emptied every day anyway--the horses drink a lot. ANd I have 2 childen sand boxes for the ducks and chickens--easy to flip over and empty. I leave one to dry and kill the algae, then refill the next day. So I'm not well set up for ducks either. THough my muscovy sure love digging around in the leave litter and in the runoff brooks.
Maybe for the TUrkey Hatch a thon we can start a little later; or do you want to keep to Cinquo de Mayo? Or maybe allow setting to be over a few weeks? I've not had good luck with shipped turkey eggs. At 1 out of 18 developing. Not good numbers.