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Have eggs, no broody birds, want babies, please help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by twincreekfarm, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. twincreekfarm

    twincreekfarm Songster

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    I have 5 duck eggs that my mallard laid and she's not broody and neither are any of my hens. I don't own an incubator and would love to have these babies. Is there anyone nearby who would be willing to incubate these for me or have a broody bird willing to sit on these? I know there's a possibility that they may not hatch (yes, I also have a drake that has mounted her), but would like the chance to try. I don't have much to offer in return, but I'm willing to negotiate!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. davemonkey

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    Good luck finding someone near to incubate them. There are lots of people who'd probably be willing to do this. The problem is finding someone within a reasonable distance so that you can go get your babies once they hatch.
     
  3. sumi

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  4. twincreekfarm

    twincreekfarm Songster

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    I'm now up to 12 eggs, still no broody hens, dang it! Right now it's not feasible for me to build an incubator. Maybe I'll check craigslist for one.
     

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