Naturally Hatched Ducklings!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by luluch10, May 14, 2011.

  1. luluch10

    luluch10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wanted to share our happy news one of our Ancona ducks who sat on a nest of 18 eggs about a month ago hatched out 17 ducklings two days ago, very exciting. We also have another duck that went broody and we are anxiously awaiting her babies too. Our duck took her babies out on the pond yesterday they were so cute swimming behind her! We had hatched out some in the incubator but it is so much more exciting when it happens naturally.
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    If you want to see more pictures check out Old Holtwood Farm facebook page.
     
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  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    What a gorgeous duck family. Anconas are gorgeous, If they werent so rare here in Australia I would add some to my flock. Looks like you live in a great place to keep ducks- They must all be very happy.
     
  3. DurhamDuck

    DurhamDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My goodness that's a lot of babies!! Love the photo.
     
  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!

    Do they have a warm area to sleep at night? You might want to keep an eye on them for things like being overtired or cold because sometimes mom has trouble covering all of them when they need to be kept warm, especially as they grow. And, some mothers don't rest their babies enough.
     
  5. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So fun! Good luck with the other mommy and her eggs. Your Anconas are very pretty.
     
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