Meet my baby ducklings!! *Picture heavy*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LilDucky85, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven’t got to post my babies yet! They were due April 16, 2009 but one started pipping early on April 11, 2009! This was my very first time hatching anything, and I got 8 out of 9 ducks. The one pipped but died the next day and never made it out of its shell. My first duckling came April 12, 2009, on Easter day!! Four more were born April 13, 2009! Then just after midnight the final three were born on April 14, 2009! Out of the 9 I got three surprise ducklings! I was expecting all Pekins but got one Crested Pekin, and two mystery ducklings (sadly one of the mystery ducklings were the one who died). Here are my babies, sorry if the pics come out large!

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    First Bath April 15, 2009
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    First Time Outside April 16, 2009
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    Second swim- April 16, 2009
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  2. newdock

    newdock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute! I laughed at the pictures of them swimming in the sink...it made me think of a vacation at a fancy hotel.... [​IMG] Next they will be ordering room service![​IMG]
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    That was so cute I think my head just asploded! [​IMG]
     
  4. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    Seriously, that was cuteness overload!!!
     
  5. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are cute little things.[​IMG]
     
  6. Feathers Acres

    Feathers Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wanted to say you have a lovely bathroom, but ducklings usualy shouldnt be put in water that soon because they do not have there oil glands yet. In the wild mom preens them and gives them all the oils they need to be in the water. I was told they can be put in water at 1 week, and afterwards should be dryed very very well or they could get a cold.
     
  7. chickens4me

    chickens4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness! They are so pretty~~Your pictures are great. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. misty7850

    misty7850 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your ducklings are so adorable, thanks for sharing with us.
     
  9. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

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    aww....i remember when my 2 were real little...and now they are so big...my they grow so fast. It's my first time with ducks.

    I'm northern Il.---40 min. from WI. and about 2 hrs west of Chicago...where might you be?
     
  10. castlecreekfarm

    castlecreekfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Loving these pics!!!!! Thanks for sharing........
     

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