First call ducklings of te year!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jbourget, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YEAHHHHHOOOOOOOOOO everybody who knows how hard these are to hatch I have done very good i have 4 total right now.....100s more in the incubator i should have these things popping out of my redwood left and right i aint even in the heart of it yet. plus they are still just starting to lay! not even half my pens are producing eggs. check it out little white guy with his button quail hatching buddies!!!!!! too cute

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  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Adorable! and holy heck how tiny are those quails! [​IMG]
     
  3. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AAwwww! So cute!

    My boys finally figured out their role, 12 of 14 eggs were strong last night. I won't have them long though, all sold. Need to start collecting another batch of eggs.

    Need to hold back 4-6 babies for myself to select a couple girls from.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    That call duckling looks like a goose in comparison! :th
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Precious,, congrats [​IMG]
     
  6. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CUTEEEEEEE! He/she is like, 3x the quails size! That is so funny. Congrats :D
     
  7. jess5254

    jess5254 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations I am very happy for you :) Any advice for the rest of us trying to hatch calls?
     
  8. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    CT
    I bought a redwood cabinet incubator A Leahy favorite model. supposed to be the best for waterfowl. all the old timers have them. and thats probably the only way to buy one now a days. A little old lady who raises and shows silkie bantams had it in her basement and i was talking about how bad i needed one. She sold it to me for 300$ best money ive ever spent. Then me and my call duck partner David touchette went half on one for him. out of maryland. cost us 600$ we went half 300 each....just so he could afford one and hatch tons of calls with me. so far its working. BOOYA
     
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  9. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Congrats J, we hatched about all we are going to for this year already. Have listed and sold all of the adults as well, just waiting to ship them out.

    No one down this way has the nice cabinet bators, wish I could stumble across one to buy though. Nice find you got there.
     
  10. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've also had amazing luck hatching Calls since I bought an old redwood incubator (not a Leahy exactly, but it was made by the same people, just a different brand name). Paid $300 for mine as well. [​IMG]
     

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