Ducklings have hatched!! - Update - & More Pics!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mahsmaj, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I have a silkie cross hen sitting on 11 duck eggs and they are due to hatch anyday now!!! The mother ducks are Pekins and the father is a Cayuga. I cant wait to see how they will turn out! Ill post pictures when they start hatching! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2011
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Silkies are great broodies... Hope you soon have an update and photos to post...Good luck
     
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  3. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    Good Luck!
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Has any hatched yet? [​IMG] Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  5. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None have hatched yet... I think maybe I estimated the hatch date a few days early. I candled some of them this morning and their little beaks have broken through the air cell! So hopefully they will be hatching SOON!
     
  6. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are pips!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    love duckies.[​IMG]
     
  8. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very interested to see pics [​IMG] Will be waiting [​IMG]
     
  9. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, none have hatched yet, but currently 10 of the 11 have pipped, and some of them are zipping right around the shell!

    Here are the ducklings parents:
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    The foster mom:
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    The eggs:
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    One of the eggs with a pretty big hole:
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    I can't wait until they hatch!! I will post an update in the morning. Hopefully I will have some fluffy butts by then!!! [​IMG]
     

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