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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kaybats, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. kaybats

    kaybats Songster

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    Our very first duckling hatched!

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    With her two moms. Both of my girls went broody at the same time. They each had a good size clutch under them but sadly the eggs were slowly "disappearing". We caught the culprit a few days ago....a black snake!
     
  2. taytheducklover

    taytheducklover In the Brooder

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    Congrats on the new duckling, what breed is she? She's gorgeous! [​IMG]
     
  3. kaybats

    kaybats Songster

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    Thanks! I'm gonna say the biological mom is the cuyuga and the pop is a welsh harlequin. Can't wait to see how she (?) grows up!
     
  4. taytheducklover

    taytheducklover In the Brooder

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    Both beautiful breeds of ducks, hopefully she will turn out great! Hoping to order some Welsh ducklings soon!
     
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    kaybats Songster

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    I lost 7 ducks this year to coyotes who attacked when I was in the house having lunch. I did manage to dispatch them before they took all of them.

    Blue Swedish and cuyuga only girls left and welsh boy. That' why I was so excited when they went broody. Sadly there are only two eggs left and I am hoping at least one will hatch so my new baby has a buddy!
     
  6. taytheducklover

    taytheducklover In the Brooder

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    Yeah I've had that problem, I lost 5 to a bobcat family. But then I got two more and hatched some more. Now I have a little diease problem but I have figured it out. Unfortunately a little too late for two of them. I had another one that was sick but he pulled through the night with the flushes we gave him! He already looks a lot stronger! But I hope the rest of those eggs hatch!
     

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