Hatchery Duckumentary

chicken boy sam

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I thought that was great!!! However, he shouldn't have opened the incubator during lockdown, correct?
 

duckyfromoz

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He did have the door open for a while during filming.... I guess those bigger commercial incubators are a lot different to the little ones we use in our homes! I just thought it was interesting as out here we dont have so many of the big hatcheries like there is in the USA. I have been to one here..But I only saw the areas where they prepare the eggs before incubation and the brooder sections for after hatching.
 

katharinad

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This is interesting. BTW I've read the the incubator rooms at commercial hatcheries have an average temperature of 85-95 degrees. Those machines really heat up the small room around them because they have to let a certain amount of air in and out so the ducks wont suffocate. Also the farm featured was Metzer Farms in Gonzales California. I thought it was interesting that they used pipes with water nipples for their ducks. I always thought those are only good for chickens. I really understand why they use them. Water is short and expensive where they are at. Even the farmers around there use recycled sewage water. I used to live in that area, but never went to Metzer Farms. Well back then I did not have the land to own ducks, and we did no own the house either.
 

Sweetfolly

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The story about the couple having "sexual performance" issues was a little random!

I've never read anything about duck eggs being good for....that.
 
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rgn87

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I really enjoyed the piece. I felt kinda bad for all those ducks all squeezed together, but I guess people like us buy them so it makes it all worth while. I wonder what the guy needed 40,000 eggs for?
 

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