Baby Seb-Meet Forest Zump

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by banter, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I had four Seb eggs small sizes and which might have been frozen, but I put them into the incubator anyway as an afterthought-didn't want to waste them if they might have a chance. Then we had 3 power outages, and I also had two spikes in temp. Of the four one died in th shell about day 25. One died after pipping. One hatched with a little help, and he is Zenery.
    The last I gave up on day 31 and opened the egg.
    He looked fine at first and he was super strong!

    These pics are not the best, but they're all I have

    My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

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    After he dried it was apparent something was not quite right, he was as crooked as a dogs rear leg My name's Forrest Zump. People call me Forest Zump.


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    Even his little bill was crooked. That's all I have to say about that.
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    We started him on water bath therapy, vitamin slushy, and hobbled his legs :Mrs. Gump: "You have to do the best with what God gave you".
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    I adapted a brace from my old orthopedic shoe to straighten out his bent litlle body. "My momma always said you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes, where the go, where they've been. I've worn lots of shoes, I bet if I think about it real hard I can remember my first pair of shoes".
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    He is improving and now can lift his head and stand without falling over.
    His brother Zenery takes good care of him. "You can sit here if ya want" .
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    I think he will do OK Run, Forrest! Run!
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  2. AilsVonHelson

    AilsVonHelson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, that was absolutely adorable! :'] Does my heart good to know that little guy is being loved on and cared for so wonderfully. Run ,Forrest, Run![​IMG]
     
  3. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was just trying to tell someone last night that the fact that her hatching eggs ended up in the refridgerator for a day or two was no reason not to hatch them.....and here you are, hatching frozen ones!
     
  4. carinlynchin

    carinlynchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His head even looks a bit different...are you sure they are boys...they are so gray lookin' ...

    ps: I lost my last egg today...darn..I think I got too preoccupied with the new baby...I still turned though...but now I need to find a boy gosling for my son...if only that other egg before this little girl had hatched, I'd have two right now..

    you are so lucky to have both !!

    Keep us posted on his outcome!
     

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