First timer bra incubator

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gemima91, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. gemima91

    gemima91 New Egg

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    Ok so I've acquired a mallard egg which is likely to be fertilised and due to my lack of an actual incubator I'm throwing caution to the wind and plan to keep my new baby in my top until D-day. I've done as much research as is possible in 24 hours (read some stuff 2 or 3 times) but my question is do any of you friendly hens and roos have any tips for me. Im pretty well endowed so surface area isn't a problem
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will be very challenging for you as single duckling mom. It's 24/7 just like a duck/chicken mom. You can train him/her to sleep in a partially covered nighttime area starting right away, which I would suggest.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I wish you every success!

    Best wishes
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  5. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    That will be an interesting approach...let us know how it works out for you!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What happens after hatch, can't stay there forever - so really it would need a brooder and maybe another duckling or two. [​IMG]
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under gemima91 [​IMG] Welcome and Good Luck!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.
     

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