Micro Muscovy?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by taraann81, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. taraann81

    taraann81 Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    I have a broody who has been setting on eggs for about 25 days.

    I don't candle the eggs under my broody(she get s very mad at me).

    Well today I happened to catch her off her nest so I went to peek.

    I found this little egg.

    I took it in the house and popped it in the bator.

    It is definately a 'scovy egg.

    I can't imagine how tiny this baby will be. It is developing and looks full and I see movement.
    I brought in the house because I will help this one hatch if it need be, just to see this tiny baby,

    Here is a pic of the egg beside one of my average size 'scovy eggs.
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  2. kitkatbahr

    kitkatbahr Songster

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    Cool!! I hope it hatches. Make sure you get pics of the little baby. I love baby ducklings!
     
  3. taraann81

    taraann81 Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Thanks. I will definatley post pics. Don't tell anyone I said this but I think ducklings are even cuter than chicks!
     
  4. Jarhead

    Jarhead Songster

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    Don't tell anyone I said this but I think ducklings are even cuter than chicks!

    Agreed [​IMG]
     
  5. jmc

    jmc Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    Absolutely about ducklings and chicks. There is a saying: "nothing homelier than a hen" (of course, you've never seen me!!!)

    Ducks are always more lovely than chickens, imo

    And if muscovies laid more eggs, I'd say let chickens become extinct!

    scovies are the best.

    BTW, if you get that egg to hatch, you deserve an award. Scovy eggs are near-impossible in the bator. I didn't say impossible, please note. Just be aware that it may very likely die sometime after week three...........
     
  6. taraann81

    taraann81 Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Quote:Duckmonk, I have had extreme good luck hatching muscovies. Out of 18 fertile eggs I ended up with 16 ducklings, so heres hoping this one hatches.
     
  7. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Songster

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    did you cadle the little egg, and if it hathes, will you return it to the mother?
     
  8. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Songster

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    and post pics if it hatches, which is in three days, right?
     
  9. chixie

    chixie Songster

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    fingers crossed... good luck
     
  10. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

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    Ooooh, I hope it hatches, it'll be precious. I have a "micro duck".
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2009

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