Ducks Have Ruined Me!...**pics Added*** Anconas Hatching Now!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mylilchickadees, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. mylilchickadees

    mylilchickadees Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, So we have been raising chickens now for awhile, then we "some how" ended up w/ a few ducklings in Feb. that we were going to raise at our house for my mother in law til they got a little bigger.....They got bigger and moved to their new home... but .....

    What happened???.... I got ADDICTED!! TO DUCKS!! The messiest bird EVER!! It's not like I don't have enough going on w/ two boys 4 yrs and 2 yrs, two dogs, two cats, chickens everywhere... and a very understanding husband! BUT DUCKS!! I thought never!!! AND THEY ALL FREE RANGE IN OUR BACK YARD... Picture my two boys riding their power wheels w/ ducks and chickens all around them, some chasing them (birds chasing the boys, not always the other way around!!)! The birds don't mind a bit, they hardly move when the boys drive past them!!!!

    And now.... I have 3 magpies, 9 runners (again raising SOME til they get a little bigger for my mother in law) and now eggs in the incubator..... AND ANCONAS hatching!! OMG!!!! What have ya'll done to me!! So I have been a huge BYC reader, love the duck section, and guess I got suckered in....

    One duckling just hatched.... 7 more pipped... HOW EXCITING!!

    THANK YOU GUYS FOR MAKING ME CRAZY IN LOVE WITH DUCKS!!
     
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  2. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello hello hello!!

    I do believe I have met your Runner ducks. And why, with all that duckie love running around in your backyard, you don't also want all my extra drakes, I just don't understand!!!!

    Glad to hear you're loving your babies. I want to see those anconas, desperately. Are they actually hatching out right now? How many are there? Can you tell colors yet? Ohhhhh... I wish I were hatching anconas! We'll have to trade hatching eggs next year...

    (This is Heather in Charlotte, in case you haven't figured out, lol!)
     
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    They do have a way about them that is rather addictive!!! Hope you do plan on posting some pics when those ancona have finished hatching...I love little black and yellow splodgie ones!
     
  4. mylilchickadees

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    They are hatching right now!! Two out, a few more pipped.... HOW EXCITING!!

    Yep, I have some of the best looking runners around thanks to Heather!!
    I will defiantly post some pics, it's so much fun, can't tell colors yet.... Just CUTE!!
     
  5. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wait till I get the Holderread blood into my flock and in a few generations start popping out blue&whites and tri-color paints! [​IMG]

    I can't wait to see your pictures. I wish I had more space! I would snap up some of your anconas (as many as you'd let me) in a heartbeat. Alas for only three duck pens!!!
     
  6. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    can we call U OCTOMOM !!! lol wheeeeww I got tired just reading
    about your busy busy life lol enjoy it tho. it goes F - A - S - T !!!!
     
  7. mylilchickadees

    mylilchickadees Out Of The Brooder

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    Four out right now!! One looks like a silver and white one!! They are still trying to fluff out. I don't care what colors they are, I am so excited!!
    The lady we got the eggs from got all her Ancona's from Holderreads!! She has tons of them and all different colors.

    If I am not mistaken, Holderreads isn't caring Anconas anymore, seems like she told me they sold their stock to another waterfowl farm... Boondockers maybe... Don't quote me on that!! I will have to ask her to find out.

    Pics coming.....
     
  8. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:RIGHT! NEXT YEAR WE MOVE YOU UP TO THE BIG TIME - GEESE! ~gd
     
  9. mylilchickadees

    mylilchickadees Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's some pics, still trying to fluff out. When we were taking pictures, the ducks kept coming up to me or my son, would not sit still!!
    Just like my boys! [​IMG] Looks like 2 black and white, 1 silver and white, and 1 in bator can't tell yet...

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  10. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh--I didn't know they were Holderread's! That's fabulous--especially considering that Holderread's no longer carries them. Although whoever they sold them to will probably do a good job too--they're apparently very selective when selling breeding stock.

    Argh. I wish I had room for them! [​IMG]
     

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