My duck/chicken life

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Anime2lover, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Anime2lover

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    We'll start off with my newest story, but I willl still post older stories as well..

    Anyway, this week I had an eventful hatching two weeks starting with last week.

    Last week we had two chicks hatch out of 24 eggs, they came out with the yolks still attatched one lasted about two days before dieding, while the other died about an hour before, only lasting a matter of four hours. Of course we had them immobalized to try and help them absorb the rest of the yolk, but one cut the sack, and the other, we dont know. We had to wait just about a full week (the ducklings full 28 days) for the ducklings to start hatching. Most of them hatched within that time. But low and behold, two days later we had another little yellow pekin duckling popping out. But it was also born with the yolk sack, so I seperated it in a bowl to absorb it over night (since it was really late), and unlike the two chicks before, the duckling fully absorbed by morning and was ready to be put ou with the other ducklings. Now last night, a full week late, we had one more start, but this one started two holes, so basically it was trying to push its self out of two holes on two opposite ends of the egg, so it got stuck and couldnt free its self. And at this point I knew that it would not have been able to get out on its own because of this, and would have died in the egg, because it had already fully absorbed the yolk sack. So I had to go in in and cover the back hole (where the knee was trying to get out), so that it could push its self out the other way. The duckling, thankfully came out healthy, but I thought it might have gained a deformity from that last night. Thankfully, by this morning it was able to straighten out its foot. But either way, it gave me a scare XD 20190420_100014.jpg 20190420_100014.jpg
     
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    Many typos, oops XD
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Out to pasture
    Glad it turned out okay
     
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    Yea. All ducklings are healthy and happy. You know, until I had these ducklings (didnt have the parents as ducklings) I never realized how quickly they get the brooder dirty and stinky.
     
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    Last year I had a different rooster, a rhode island red. He was a beautiful rooster. We let him out with the rest one day, and about half way through the day, I noticed his foot had gotten bloodied, so I chased him down to check it out and found out that he somehow pried his own spike out. Not a serious injury, but my mother and I so we're not expectibg to play chicken vet. Much to his dismay, we had to bandage his foot and seperate him from his ladies.
     
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    My current chickens and ducks.

    Little orea, 1-2 weeks old
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    My hen cookie, just over a year old.
    20190421_163359.jpg 20190421_163336.jpg my blacks (one of the the one above is just one of them) all just over a year old.

    My rooster, big red, just over a year old
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    All my ducks, the males name is daffy. I also have my little ducklings, 13 in all.

    Will post updates of the ducklings (especially oreo) 20190421_181218.jpg 20190421_163359.jpg 20190421_163336.jpg 20190421_163250.jpg 20190421_163223.jpg 20190421_163203.jpg 20190421_163150.jpg 20190421_163113.jpg 20190421_163105.jpg .
     
  7. rjohns39

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    Pretty birds :love Glad the hatch worked out :thumbsup
     
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    Thanks, atill have some in the incubator. Heard that muscovy mixes tend to take longer.
     
  9. rjohns39

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    I would imagine so. Pure muscovies take 33-35 days.
     
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    Anime2lover Songster

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    I read that they take 38 eight days. And was told that bye someone here to :p, and if thats the case, my little mix oreo (in my avatar), should have been extremely early :p he/she was the first, and biggest to hatch.
     

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