3 wks feels like FOREVER!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tiggrsbounc, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Tiggrsbounc

    Tiggrsbounc Songster

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    Thank you! The wait would drive me nuts if I had to go in everyday to turn eggs and watch humidity etc. I let the chickens incubate their own eggs. That way I can just take note of who's staying on their nest, candle an egg after a couple wks and let mama do the stressful part of waiting :jumpy
     
  2. Tiggrsbounc

    Tiggrsbounc Songster

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    Now I'm going to go look them up because I have no idea what most of them look like lol
     
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  3. Tiggrsbounc

    Tiggrsbounc Songster

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    I will. 34!?:thBless your heart! I thought I would have my hands full with 5. What kind(s) are you getting? And how the heck do you keep up with 34 at once??:confused:
     
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  4. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Free Ranging

    ditto
     
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  5. MillersFarm

    MillersFarm Easily distracted by Chickens

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    Looking forward to it~ :thumbsup

    I'm what you would call a "Hoarder" :rolleyes: I've got lots of animals, Horses, Pigs, Goats, chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Pheasants, Guineas, and Geese. I bought 5 Welsh harlequins, 5 Buff orpington ducks, and four of each of these breeds, White call, Pastel call, Snowy call, Black call, Blue call, and Penciled call ducks. I've also got a couple of goslings on the way along with 80 chicks.. I keep my ducklings in a 8' x 8' brooding pen with several heat lamps up, It's pretty easy taking care of them.. Well, Except for the mess they make... That's a nightmare :sick
     
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  6. Tiggrsbounc

    Tiggrsbounc Songster

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    I'm trying to come up with ideas (during my 3 wk wait) to lessen some of the mess from the ducklings. I guess I'll just have to try some things and see what works best.

    Lol I feel like I have that many critters when the grand kids are here so I started teaching the 4 yr old how to feed the chickens & cats, water the horses and let the dogs out to potty. The chicken feeding is comical-she'll feed them but the minute they start following her she'll dump the food and hide behind me.
    My hoarding tendencies run to writing instruments. I don't know why :idunno but over the years I have accumulated hundreds of pens and markers.My daughter says I have a problem; she's a good one to talk...why does one person need 15 blankets and 25 coffee cups?? :lol:

    I'm off to look up all the call ducks you listed-no idea what they are :)
     
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  7. Abriana

    Abriana Spicy Sugar Cookie

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    1/2 of a horse?
     
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  8. Tiggrsbounc

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    Miniature horse :D
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    lol I figured so. ;)

    Getting closer! :thumbsup
     
  10. littlecollier

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    I'm incubating our eggs had have between 3-4 weeks of waiting ahead of me ... It's killing me! How many times can I plan, re-plan, and plan some more?

    It's a good think I'm not waiting around for a baby-baby, 9 months would drive me to insanity!

    Good luck with your wait, I think we'll have our babies around the same time (as long as mine hatch!).

    :pop
     
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