1st duckling hatch!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckncover, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    was not so good...b/c I got only one duckling!!

    I can't get any ducks anywhere around me so is it essential to have more?

    cutest thing in the world!!


    Here's a picture!


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  2. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    Adorable!
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    VERY cute!

    For solo ducks, there are 3 things I think really help...

    1. A mirror. Same concept used for parakeets to keep them company while you are at work. Tape one inside the brooder at eye level. Be prepared to wipe it off frequently.

    2. A stuffed animal of some sort. It is something soft to snuggle against or climb on for fun.

    3. A turkey feather duster. They are about a dollar at Walmart. Tape it to the side of the brooder and leave a gap so the duckling can climb under it like it would under mom in the wild. My first solo hatch also played with the feathers that would occasionally come lose.
     
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  4. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Congrates on the cutie! My first hatch ended in 0 hatching- I'm on try 2 and I will be happy if even 1 out of 30 hatch.
     
  5. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    Wow what a cutie pie ! I have a muscovy hatch at day 35 right now. I am so afraid because this is my first as well. I am watching like crazy in the room. I can't wait ducklings are the cutest.[​IMG]
     
  6. pirtykitty

    pirtykitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness he/she is a sweetie... What kind is it... Give it a cuddle for me.
     
  7. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    Well Great news update...I went to candle my other 3 eggs before I threw them out and I seen a pip on one!!

    OMG

    I will soon have a friend for lucky!!!
     
  8. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on that darling little baby!! Can't wait to hear about the second one :)

    Michelle
     
  9. Deedee

    Deedee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad you've got another one pippin'. I know your so excited. please update with a pic when you can. [​IMG]
     
  10. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    [​IMG] The first one died...I came down to check on him this morning and he was dead.

    But in slightly better news Another one hatched...
     

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