Advice needed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DuckFanatic, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. DuckFanatic

    DuckFanatic Songster

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    I have posted this on many other threads so you may be familiar but my buff duck has been sitting on a fertile egg that she has been laying on for 14 days now. I have noticed that sometimes her egg is laying next to her and not under her. I live in AZ and it is very hot this time of year so I am wondering if it is instinct so that the egg does not become overheated? She has recently hatched out 12 ducklings in her prior home so she has experience.. I am just hoping she knows what she is doing? BTW her egg is due on the Fourth of July! I would appreciate any name inputs, ETA- Sammy (Uncle Sam) Patty (Patriotic) etc. (The duckling is going to be a buff/ fawn and white runner mix)

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  2. Lach Cnoc Farm

    Lach Cnoc Farm Songster

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    i hatched some of this 'same' mix, my hen is actually a Golden Cascade/buff mix and my drake is fawn white runner. they're crazy adorable...and momma and daddy are the cutest pair ever, totally inseperable!


    as for the egg, she probably is just moving it so it doesnt overheat, birds are really sensitive when it comes to their eggs, lol. ill keep my fingers crossed for you though! [​IMG]
     
  3. DuckFanatic

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    Thanks so much [​IMG] Aww I really can't wait to see what my little duckling is going to look like! [​IMG] Do have any pics you could pot of your little guys? I'd love to get an idea of what it might look like! [​IMG]
     
  4. Lach Cnoc Farm

    Lach Cnoc Farm Songster

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    Sure, i will get some good ones later today for you!
     
  5. DuckFanatic

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    Great! [​IMG] I can't wait!
     
  6. Lach Cnoc Farm

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    Sorry it took so long, ive had a lot going on!! heres a few pictures of my results...

    This is Numa..

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  7. DuckFanatic

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    Awww! How precious!! I'm in love! [​IMG]
     
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