My Silkie hatched her ducklings this morning!!!!

kristenm1975

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: I went out to check on her and saw two tiny little heads popping out from under her wings! They are the most precious, beautiful things I've ever seen. This is my first hatch and I'm so happy with how it's turning out. She's a great momma, covering them up carefully, talking to them, pecking at me when I get too close.

I got to feel one of the eggs still under her and could feel some little feet in a shell that's half open, so I'm just going to wait it out and see how it goes. Its a shame that of all days for them to hatch, it's a chilly one. Supposed to get up to 72 at some point though so I guess I don't have to worry.

I'll post pics soon.
 
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kristenm1975

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Pics! Here's the first one just hours after hatching and two more eggs ready to crack open:



More coming! Have to download off the camera.

More, as promised:



The rest seem to be mostly videos, as it was very much a time to capture action. I'll be uploading those to youtube and will post links here.


I'm so delighted that I had a 100% hatch rate and that they are all healthy and sweet. What adorable babies! The Silkie is a great mother, although I think she's a little worried about their fascination with their waterer.
 
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kristenm1975

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They are buff/khaki cross. Sweet little things! I'm in love. Anyone know what the city ordinances in Seattle say about ducks??
 

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