Look! It worked! I hatched a chicken egg under a duck!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JJchiknshak, May 20, 2010.

  1. JJchiknshak

    JJchiknshak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 19, 2010
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    My black call duck went broody 21 days ago. I had no fertile duck eggs, so I gave her some chicken eggs.
    She was EXTREMELY hostile, and protective of her nest. She's a great momma.
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    This morning I found this. Right on time.
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    I left it go for several hours. The membrane was really dry & tough by this afternoon. It was obvious the little thing was exhausted.
    I gave it a little help by making the hole by it's beak bigger. It gave a big push when I did that, and it practically hatched in my hand. AMAZING!

    I brought it in and put it in the brooder so it could get dry.
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    And just now.
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    Isn't it cute!!!

    I'm thinking this one's chicken mom is my BO. Dad is a RIR.

    This evening my other 2 eggs were pipped!!!

    This is my first ever hatch! I'm just tickled pink!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2010
  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    AWWWWWWWWWWWWW congrats! Your girl looks just like mine! <3 em!
     
  3. JJchiknshak

    JJchiknshak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which girl? The momma? Can I see a pic?
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Awwwwww, so sweet! [​IMG] Congratulations! Thanks for sharing with us!
     
  5. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    yes, the momma! [​IMG] I have a pair of the white bibbed.

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