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Hello from Tauranga, New Zealand

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kiwichiks, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. kiwichiks

    kiwichiks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello from New Zealand (home of Lord of the Rings!). I live with my husband and teenage son and daughter in Tauranga - a beautiful coastal city on the eastern side of the North Island. My 14 year old daughter and I share a passion for birds and every spring we hand-rear one or two lots of orphans that come to us through our local bird rescue organisation.

    My daughter has been DESPERATE to raise ducklings for a very long time and as we haven't been fortunate enough to have any orphans come our way, I recently purchased 4 fertile Magpie duck eggs for her. Tears of joy ensued, and after much 'Googling' and researching, we built a home incubator and started incubating. At Day 13, we confirmed two very active embryos (and 2 yolkers) by candling the eggs and then transferred the developing eggs to my mother's hen, which fortuitously, had meantime become fervently clucky! Our ducklings are due on the 27th of December - a late Christmas present - so fingers crossed all goes well!!

    I have a question about one of the eggs - a 'special needs' egg - that I will ask elsewhere on the forum.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with the incubation. Good to see the use of the term 'clucky'. It's how a setting hen was always referenced when I was a kid. [​IMG]
     
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and a warm welcome to BYC - I hope that all goes well with your hatch.

    All the best
    Ct
     
  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. If you see Aragon , please tell him I said Hello!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC & Merry Christmas! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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