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Just hatched ten minutes ago!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PlumTuckered, May 9, 2011.

  1. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
    Arkansas
    I have two Chicken Hens sitting on Mallard duck eggs...they're supposed to hatch out next sunday. Tonight I noticed one of the hens acting funny, went to check on her eggs and one baby had pipped, all but half of the shell was off but the membrane had shrinkwrapped around the baby. I brought it in the house, wrapped it with a wet warm paper towel, tossed some hot water in the incubator and cranked her up. Guess who just joined our world ten minutes ago.....

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    The other eggs aren't pipped yet.

    Michelle
     
  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Congratulations. Luckily you got to it in time.
     
  3. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
    Arkansas
    Thanks HOn!
    You said it, especially since they aren't even supposed to hatch until next sunday... Duck eggs always hatch early around here, doesn't matter if they're incubated by a Duck, Chicken or the incubator...blows my mind!
    I put 14 Mallard eggs under the hens to hatch for a friend of our's that gave me my 6 Scovie Babies.

    Michelle
     
  4. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Congratulations... I've got Muscovy eggs hatchin around the end of the week.
     
  5. DuckLover9138

    DuckLover9138 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
    Arkansas
    Ohhhhhhhh Lucky you..can't wait to see photos of your new Scovie babies (Scovies are my favorite!)

    Michelle
     
  7. azhenhouse

    azhenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so happy for you. Have fun with the little one. [​IMG]
     
  8. Birdcrazy

    Birdcrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww soo cuuute! [​IMG]
     

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