I accidentally bought Balut eggs: 2 live ducks!

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  1. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Enlightened Premium Member Project Manager

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    THIS FIRST POST WILL BE UPDATED WITH LINKS TO CERTAIN POSTS. Newest video..
    . He is HERE!!!! We hatched a baluttie!
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    Monday July 9th shell peckers:
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    BALUT ROUND #2 Started June 29, 2018! :celebrate
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    First external pip

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    Unplugged bator on Friday's eggs April 13th, 2018
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    Friday's eggs are in bator!
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    April 5th Thursday 3 Balut Duck eggs
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    March 30—CHICKEN BALUT EGGS ARE HERE!
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    Yes...accidentally. I went to buy duck eggs yesterday morning to participate in this experiment:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...ferent-fowl-participation-encouraged.1228813/

    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:
    IMG_20180323_143629.jpg

    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: Jul 12, 2018
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Enlightened Premium Member Project Manager

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    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:

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  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Enlightened Premium Member Project Manager

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    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?
    :barnie
    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.
    IMG_20180324_164228.jpg

    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!
    IMG_20180324_165941.jpg
     
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  4. PirateGirl

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    I have never incubated anything other than a cold. I love it!
     
  5. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Enlightened Premium Member Project Manager

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    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
     
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  6. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Enlightened Premium Member Project Manager

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    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.

    :th
     
  7. debid

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

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    lol, we never know when a "mistake" is just a nudge to exploring and learning.
     
  9. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Enlightened Premium Member Project Manager

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    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.
    :celebrate
     
  10. WVduckchick

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