➡I accidentally bought Balut eggs: 2 live ducks! Now a Chat Thread!

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THIS FIRST POST WILL BE UPDATED WITH LINKS TO CERTAIN POSTS.
. He is HERE!!!! We hatched a baluttie!
https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...ducks-now-a-chat-thread.1229923/post-20200093

Monday July 9th shell peckers:
morning#9346

evening
#9782

BALUT ROUND #2 Started June 29, 2018! :celebrate
Starts here:#7934 and #7957
My day one video:
#8120
Day 2 video (July 1st)
#8184
Day 5 is July 4th.
#8411
Day 10 July 8th FIRST INTERNAL PIP! WOOT!
#8847

First external pip
#8933
SECOND EXTERNAL PIP
#9108


Unplugged bator on Friday's eggs April 13th, 2018
#5503
Friday's eggs are in bator!
#5251
FRIDAY's egg hunt starts here
#5216
Thursday April 12th
#5055


April 5th Thursday 3 Balut Duck eggs
Starts here:
#4509

March 31—Starts here:
#3945

March 30—CHICKEN BALUT EGGS ARE HERE!

#3553

March 29—First plan
#2833
WARNING!
Eggtopsy starts here:

#2396
March 28—PART 1.5 :eek:
#2173
March 27—Day 5 starts here:
#1391
March 26—Day 4 starts here:
#599



Yes...accidentally. I went to buy duck eggs yesterday morning to participate in this experiment:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...ferent-fowl-participation-encouraged.1228813/

I brought the eggs home and stuck them in the fridge. I am not a fan of leaving eggs on the counter.

Fast forward to the time to start the taste test experiment.
Just before I cracked the egg into the pan I decided to candle it. My mouth dropped and I almost died...right there in the kitchen.
I immediately freaked out. All that would come out of my mouth was "Oh my God!"

I made a few calls and talked with some friends and quickly decided that I would try to hatch them!

Yes...Kiki the person who swears she will never hatch is trying to hatch 2 Balut duck eggs!

MY day one:
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Turned into this:
Please note that I can easily run to the store and buy a real bator (and I may end up going that route) but for now I wanted to just grab what I could around the house and turn these eggs into a different experiment.

1. Styrofoam chest thingy
2. A clippie lamp
3. Balut eggs

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I can NOT believe I am doing this.
If they hatch they hatch...if not so be it.
This is an experiment. I have zero training and am learning as I go.

I was up half the night reading...I don't think one word sunk in.

This morning first thing I did was this:



Next thing I did was go to Walmart. For those of you that don't know, I do NOT go to Walmart, ever, for anything.

I got these:

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I am still in shock. I can not believe I am doing this.
I have to keep reminding myself that I am not going to rush out and buy what a normal person would (a bator), wait would a normal person buy balut eggs to begin with?
:barnie
I am going to see if what I have on hand (besides the two things above) can make this work (for now...I still ma change my mind.)

I put the hydrometer in and instantly get worried that I don't have enough humidity.
Will this help?
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I waited an hour or so and it did nothing.

I remember I have this hidden away and instantly think I am a genius.
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Don't worry I washed it!

And now this is where I am at:
I have moved the operation balut under a table with the humidifier next to it and have blankets covering the table! Stop laughing!
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I actually decided that I need a wafer thing...and I can't for the life of me find one locally. I got to thinking that maybe a house thermostat could work. I went to look at the one in my house but it only goes up to 95...argh. Me playing wafer is not fun. So I'm feeling like I want to go ahead and get a bator now and get it over with, but I will change my mind again in a minute. They both are still alive as far as I can tell. I just marked air cells. Wanna guess what day I am on?
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I have never incubated anything other than a cold. I love it!

I can not believe I am doing this.
We just talked about keeping quail this week and I was planning on researching bators for that...I still need to start that research, but I am too dang busy talking to duck eggs right now.

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