I am so glad you sent me duck pictures Jessica!
You know how I cherish a ( censored string of words) duck!
My toad experiment is coming to a close. I will not be keeping anymore CX's for breeding..
I have not had a fertile egg yet, I am down to a toad and a CX hen and Bert Jr. The rest have all died. I think they are just too large to breed naturally. Like BB Turkeys. It just cannot be down. They can not get his boy parts close enough to her girl parts to make any babies...
It is sad, I had such high hopes. I now think the only way to do it would be with AI. I am trying to convince Holm to become a chicken AI specialist.
I am glad your eggs ranch is doing so well.
On that note I am in the process of becoming a NPIP hatchery. I have been through the required school now and need a hatchery/farm inspection and field day with the State Chicken guy or gal.