I accidentally bought Balut eggs: 2 live ducks! Now a Chat Thread!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Texas Kiki, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. Traditional multi (do I put a dash here) colored light strands

  2. White light strands

  3. Icicle strands

  4. Horrible blow up things that just beg to be shot by a pellet rifle

  5. Rums and ladders

  6. A combo of ALL of the above for you crazies out there

  7. None, you people who waste electricity are lunatics

  8. Red lights

  9. Rudolph the red nose reindeer and friends

  10. Blue strand lights (quit trying to make Christmas classy)

  11. Those wood art things

Multiple votes are allowed.
Results are only viewable after voting.
  1. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch Day–6

    . He is HERE!!!! We hatched a baluttie!

    Monday July 9th shell peckers:


    BALUT ROUND #2 Started June 29, 2018! :celebrate
    Starts here:#7934 and #7957

    My day one video:
    Day 2 video (July 1st)
    Day 5 is July 4th.
    Day 10 July 8th FIRST INTERNAL PIP! WOOT!

    First external pip


    Unplugged bator on Friday's eggs April 13th, 2018
    Friday's eggs are in bator!
    FRIDAY's egg hunt starts here
    Thursday April 12th

    April 5th Thursday 3 Balut Duck eggs
    Starts here:

    March 31—Starts here:


    March 29—First plan

    Eggtopsy starts here:

    March 28—PART 1.5 :eek:
    March 27—Day 5 starts here:
    March 26—Day 4 starts here:

    Yes...accidentally. I went to buy duck eggs yesterday morning to participate in this experiment:

    I brought the eggs home and stuck them in the fridge. I am not a fan of leaving eggs on the counter.

    Fast forward to the time to start the taste test experiment.
    Just before I cracked the egg into the pan I decided to candle it. My mouth dropped and I almost died...right there in the kitchen.
    I immediately freaked out. All that would come out of my mouth was "Oh my God!"

    I made a few calls and talked with some friends and quickly decided that I would try to hatch them!

    Yes...Kiki the person who swears she will never hatch is trying to hatch 2 Balut duck eggs!

    MY day one:

    Turned into this:
    Please note that I can easily run to the store and buy a real bator (and I may end up going that route) but for now I wanted to just grab what I could around the house and turn these eggs into a different experiment.

    1. Styrofoam chest thingy
    2. A clipie lamp
    3. Balut eggs

    IMG_20180323_164109.jpg IMG_20180323_164112.jpg
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2018
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch Day–6

    I can NOT believe I am doing this.
    If they hatch they hatch...if not so be it.
    This is an experiment. I have zero training and am learning as I go.

    I was up half the night reading...I don't think one word sunk in.

    This morning first thing I did was this:

    Next thing I did was go to Walmart. For those of you that don't know, I do NOT go to Walmart, ever, for anything.

    I got these:

    Last edited: Mar 29, 2018
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch Day–6

    I am still in shock. I can not believe I am doing this.
    I have to keep reminding myself that I am not going to rush out and buy what a normal person would (a bator), wait would a normal person buy balut eggs to begin with?
    I am going to see if what I have on hand (besides the two things above) can make this work (for now...I still ma change my mind.)

    I put the hydrometer in and instantly get worried that I don't have enough humidity.
    Will this help?
    1298512-7378549fa2bfddbd8de0973d7a407555.jpg I waited an hour or so and it did nothing.

    I remember I have this hidden away and instantly think I am a genius.

    Don't worry I washed it!

    And now this is where I am at:
    I have moved the operation balut under a table with the humidifier next to it and have blankets covering the table! Stop laughing!
  4. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

    Mar 11, 2017
    South Park, Colorado, USA
    I have never incubated anything other than a cold. I love it!
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch Day–6

    I actually decided that I need a wafer thing...and I can't for the life of me find one locally. I got to thinking that maybe a house thermostat could work. I went to look at the one in my house but it only goes up to 95...argh. Me playing wafer is not fun. So I'm feeling like I want to go ahead and get a bator now and get it over with, but I will change my mind again in a minute. They both are still alive as far as I can tell. I just marked air cells. Wanna guess what day I am on? IMG_20180324_185433.jpg IMG_20180324_185449.jpg IMG_20180324_185505.jpg
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2018
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch Day–6

    I can not believe I am doing this.
    We just talked about keeping quail this week and I was planning on researching bators for that...I still need to start that research, but I am too dang busy talking to duck eggs right now.

  7. debid

    debid Crowing

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN

    But seriously, this is awesome.
  8. Foster's Freehold

    Foster's Freehold Songster

    Jun 7, 2013
    South Central KY
    lol, we never know when a "mistake" is just a nudge to exploring and learning.
  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch Day–6

    I have laughed so hard that I have almost peed my pants over this.
    I don't think it's so funny now that I have things moving inside the eggs.
    I'm going to be a mess for a while.
  10. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

    Feb 9, 2015
    West Virginia
    My Coop

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: