Duck breed~and~Hatch~(along)

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by The Duck Ladie, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. The Duck Ladie

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    [​IMG]Awww! I love her! (Guessing it's a pekin cross for that one, the second one looks pure) What I will be doing to with my ducklings to make sure I don't get any more drakes will be to raise them all or most of them and when the boys voice changes, and I identify them, Sell them with a couple girls (People never buy just boys).
     
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    Rats I was hoping you were setting the same day as me!
     
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    Me too, that's one of the friendlier ones as well as one of the biggest. Yes I do believe so though the second has orange on the feet and I don't think Swedes are supposed to. (Though my drake does have slightly orangeish feet) good plan :thumbsup I'll be keeping about six from this batch and I have a batch of 7 going into lockdown tomorrow.
     
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    Lol. When are you setting?
     
  5. The Duck Ladie

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    On saturday! [​IMG]
     
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    You have 7 going on lockdown?! You have another incubator?!
     
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    Sweet!


    Yep! I built one and my uncle lent me his for the foreseeable future, it's a Hova-bator 1602N, it's done alright so far.
     
  8. The Duck Ladie

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    Well the incubator's started up! trying to get it perfect. (The humidity always seems to high)
    As of yesterday I had 11 eggs in storage. 6 magpie 5 ancona. When I got today I realised," I didn't put the Ancona hens in the seperate crate. But that should be okay, they're the only ones laying. I won't have to tell on egg from another. I just hope they didn't lay in the muck!" So I went outside, and found what appeared to be an ancona egg (looked just like the rest) sitting on the ground. Thankfully not to dirty. I looked in the house to make sure no one else had laid, nothing. I turned to go when there in the crate the anconas should have been in was a long kinda skinny brown/grayish egg. I pick it up. "Who laid this?" I thought. "I have never seen an egg from my ducks this color!" I put it in storage. My magpie also had an egg. (good girl is she) So now I have 14 eggs! I hope the mystery egg is fertile! I would like to see what it is! Incubation starts tomorrow! Yay! The mystery egg could be from an ancona or a runner. If it' from a Campbell it could have a CampbellxAncona, or CampbellxMagpie, if it from my runner it's might be a RunnerxMagpie if my Magpie drake mated her when she was in the breeding pen with him. I don't think it would be an AnconaxRunner, as my ancona drake dosen't like her and will gentily nip at her if she comes near him. We will see! (A mystery egg! How cool is that? Wonder if I will get another tomorrow!)
     
  9. chickens really

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    Hello!
    How exciting for everyone!
    As of yesterday my Duck eggs are in lockdown !
    Out of the 19 I started with,10 are ready to hatch. Some were not fertile ......I have 4 already sold once they hatch and will be keeping two for my lone Duckling Bouncer.....My eggs are due to hatch on Monday the 20th of February !!

    So stressful, yet so fun!
    My Broody hens chicks hatched yesterday....so far I saw 3 different Chicks....She had 7 to hatch out.....not Duckling but cute all the same!

    Best of luck everyone!!!


    Cheers!
     
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    Awesome!!!! :thumbsup I've got seven due tomorrow, at least three have pips. :fl

    Also have guineas locked down too. They are due today and there's at least five pips and one out.
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