I heard peeps this afternoon..

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by swheat, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
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    I was out feeding the peacocks and I heard peeps coming out from under the half blue barrel(muscovy nest)..So I have more babies [​IMG] These will be from black barred girl and dad is blue or white(and quite possibly both..hehehe). I will try to get a pic of them tomorrow if she brings them out. I am not sure how long she will stay on the nest with babies but I would think they will be getting hungry and thirsty by tomorrow. I am hoping to get a blue barred boy to go with my blue bar girl.
     
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats on the babies I hope you got the colors you were hoping for. [​IMG]

    And where are our pictures? [​IMG]
     
  3. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
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    When I got out there this morning she was up and out with all 14 cuties trailing behind her. I think there are a few blue one in the bunch.

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  4. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really cute. They do look like there are a few blues in there. Muscovys make such great moms. Congratulations!
     
  5. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    How cute - 14 ducklings that is great!!!
     
  6. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
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    She is a good mom, there was only one unhatched egg left in the nest.
     
  7. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not only a good mom but a great broody. Must have been a good sitter to have them all hatch so close.
     
  8. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
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    It is amazing how they can lay that many eggs, and then hatch all of them in the same day or two isn't it. All of those eggs were hers too !
     
  9. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That says a lot about how old the eggs can be and still develop. Our runner was a sloppy broody and let others lay eggs up to a week after she started setting. She would hatch one or two a day. Your mom deserves kudos.
     
  10. jrobertson

    jrobertson Robertson's Rare Poultry

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    any of those gonna be for sale, steve? i would still like to have some more solid white ones. looks like there might be a couple in the bunch.
     

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