Call babies!! Pics!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by arllcountrygirl, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    I was fortunate to get 3 call eggs from a fellow BYCer. [​IMG]
    I was even more fortunate to have two of them hatch. [​IMG] They are so cute [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  2. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah!!!! I'm so glad they hatched and 2/3 ain't bad! Are they white calls?
     
  3. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    Yes they are. [​IMG]
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Very nice! 2 out of 3 is a great hatch.
     
  5. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CONGRATS!!!! I can't wait for my girls to lay an egg!

    How did you incubate them? Any tricks or tips? Hand turn or auto? Mist? Cool for short periods? Oh and who did you get them from? Shipped or local?

    I'm not experienced at incubating, and it seems like I've picked really hard ducks to start with...I think I'll try with chickies a few times before spring so I'll be ready [​IMG]
     
  6. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    Quote:I have a GQF cabinet incubator. I keep it at 100 and about 80% humidity and it has an auto turner. I don't mess with them until it is time to stop turning them. Then I take them out and put in a LG still air incubator. I use the egg carton hatching method with the same temp and humidity. Works great for me. I got them from De, I got some birds from her and her calls had laid the day before so she graciously gave me some eggs.

    The first batch of duck eggs that I hatched - were shipped and out of 8 - I only had 2 hatch out and one was very spraddled leg and didn't make it.

    I have never cooled or misted my eggs, I know some people believe in that method, but I have never used it and don't seem to have a problem with the way I am doing it.

    Lots of luck on your future hatching. It is addicting [​IMG]
     
  7. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
    Indiana
    Call ducks...neat i was just wondering who u got them from...i have been looking for a while now and cant find anyone that has any
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    duck&chickencrazy :

    Call ducks...neat i was just wondering who u got them from...i have been looking for a while now and cant find anyone that has any

    i have them in gray and mixed color.​
     
  9. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    great, i just got sugar shock and have to go take Glucophage! [​IMG]

    adorable.
     
  10. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

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    Thanks
     

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