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Another newbie attempting first hatch - day 10

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Iain Utah, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Crowing

    Dec 17, 2011
    Hi all,

    You have probably all heard this story (or a similar version) before.... but I cannot help myself and share yet another story of a newbie attempting a first hatch.

    My hubby decided he wanted a duck for Christmas. But he didn’t want any kind of duck that I could purchase as ducklings from a hatchery this time of year. Nope. He wanted a black Cayuga. So, I found a lovely lady on this site selling a dozen eggs and hubby made a homemade incubator. Of course, we have made all the classic rookie mistakes so far, but as of day 10, there is an embryo growing in a single egg. I had no realistic expectation of any eggs developing on our first try. So I wanted to say, wow! This is pretty darn cool!!

  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

    Mar 29, 2011
    Thats awesome! [​IMG]
  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    Congratulations! [​IMG]

    Do post pics when the little one hatches!!
  4. ziL

    ziL Chirping

    Oct 9, 2011
    Oswego County, NY
    I'm about to try my first incubation, too! [​IMG]
  5. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Songster

  6. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Crowing

    Dec 17, 2011
    Thanks guys! My next order of eggs (anconas... for me) arrive Wednesday. I plan to leave the little ducky in the homemade and bought a LG for the next attempt. I can't wait!

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