MAY 2016 "Land of the Free Because of the brave!" Hatch-a-Long Hosted by, Mike & Sally

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cute ducklings!
     
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  2. wornoutmomto3

    wornoutmomto3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Male ducks (drakes) have a phallus. So, it is like vent sexing where you check the vent. If something sticks out it is a boy. If nothing sticks out it is a girl. It sounds simple, but can be a little difficult when first learning the technique. So far, I have had 100% accuracy when sexing my ducks, but that doesn't mean that it is always right. Here is a metzerfarms video that shows the technique.

    http://www.metzerfarms.com/SexingVideo.cfm

    I use mini rubber bands from those rubber-band bracelets to I.D. babies, but those are only temporary until I sort/sell.
     
  3. wornoutmomto3

    wornoutmomto3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. PaisyQ

    PaisyQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to be done hatching for this year, but one of my hens decided to go broody. So, you know... why not? Today I gave her 6 barnyard mix eggs to try and hatch out. Her first time, so we'll see how it goes!
     
  5. RachaelR32

    RachaelR32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a broody on day 6, so hatch day 22nd May. I candled yesterday and saw development in some of the eggs. 9 were too dark for me to see anything, 2 bantam eggs anf 3 LF eggs doing well, 1 bantam egg looks infertile but I left if with her just in case, 1 bantam egg with a blood ring so removed.
     
  6. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    I'm glad you are having some development. I hope everyone else starts laying soon.

    Good luck! Don't know about leg bands.

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    Great, good luck with the hatch!

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    Good luck!
     
  7. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

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    Woohoo!!

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    Someone should donate an incubator [​IMG]
     
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  8. sasafras4u2

    sasafras4u2 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Shoot I'm missing the first hatchling. Day 19.....
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  9. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

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    Skype !!!
     
  10. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    It took me sometime before I even tried vent sexing but then I picked up on it very quick when I actually learned how to do it.
     

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