My First Hatch!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Black-Teacup, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Black-Teacup

    Black-Teacup Out Of The Brooder

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    I was given some Welsh Harlequin eggs a while back. All were proven to be viable, much to my delight. 6/6 made it to lockdown, but I've had a LOT of problems, mostly stemming from my super awful incubator >:u

    There isn't a window in the silly thing, so I have to keep breaking lockdown to check up on things. This lead to some problems, such as four babies getting shrinkwrapped (I saved three, luckily)

    I still have two to go, and am super excited to be done with this whole adventure. Stuff's stressful when you have crap equipment!

    Still, three babies so far, and they are wonderful. Don't know genders yet, but I'm sure I'll figure it out lol. Lessons have been learned today, so hopefully my next hatch will go a bit better ;)

    (Also, as a side note, do all hatches smell so strange??? It's like dog afterbirth mixed wilth egg smell, but weirder)
     
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  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Congrats...Hope your hatch was a total success...:)

    Yes, when hatching it smells a bit funky...;)


    Cheers!
     
  3. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How exciting! Atleast you were able to save some! We will need to see some pictures [​IMG]
     
  4. Ashleymarie529

    Ashleymarie529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bring on the photos!!
     
  5. Black-Teacup

    Black-Teacup Out Of The Brooder

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  6. Ashleymarie529

    Ashleymarie529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness... duckliiiiiings! So sweet
     
  7. Black-Teacup

    Black-Teacup Out Of The Brooder

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    And here's everyone in the brood bin. They think it's okay in there, but snuggling up on my neck seems to be their favorite place.
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  8. Ashleymarie529

    Ashleymarie529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's how mine were too. They always want to be up in your neck!
     
  9. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Adorable!
     
  10. Black-Teacup

    Black-Teacup Out Of The Brooder

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    My last kid is hatching! It's a girl!! (I think???)Tres Amigos have a little sister(?)! :D

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    EDIT: aaaand her head is clear!

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    Last edited: Mar 29, 2017

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