A fun hatching story! (aka: what the duck?!)

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  1. azjustin

    azjustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I've been fueling my hatching addiction with roadside eggs since my wife has been fueling her egg selling addiction with ours. They have been coming from a trusted source and recently (21 days or so ago) I had them put together an assortment of leghorns, easter eggers, and barnyard mixes. Well, that's what I thought at least!

    Everyone began pipping and zipping this last Sunday and the last holdouts didn't do their thing until Tuesday, and that's when my wife looked in the hatcher and said "what the heck is that?".

    I looked in and said "*** is that?".

    "You mean 'what the duck?'"

    "No, I mean what is that chicken?!"

    "That's not a chicken."

    I looked in closer and sure enough, a duck!

    And so begins the next adventure with our unexpected duck, appropriately named "What The Duck".



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    Sorry for the crappy cellphone picture, I need a new one. But there is the new one, WTD!

    Enjoy!
     
  2. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] That is a fun hatching story! Cute little duck ... are you keeping her/him?
     
  3. azjustin

    azjustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep!

    My wife has been wanting to raise ducks for a year or so now, and this was the perfect "excuse" to get started!
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Oh my goodness, what a wonderful surprise! [​IMG]
     
  5. josy

    josy Out Of The Brooder

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    Great story! Funny pic hope it doesn't get a complex with all those little eyes staring at it!
     
  6. azjustin

    azjustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL I was thinking the same thing when I took that picture..... The chicks are all probably thinking "What The Duck is that thing?!".
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    That is the cutest thing, I've seen ducklings brooded by a hen and raised with her chicks. They didn't seem to notice a difference. But your chicks NOTICED there is a strange presence in their midst. So funny! That photo belongs in a contest for sure.
     
  8. gal5150

    gal5150 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG, that's equal parts hilarious and absolutely adorable! Even the chicks look like, "What the duck?!" Ha! Congrats!!!
     
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  9. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh wow, how did that even happen?
     
  10. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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