New Baby! Pekin hatched own egg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by quackers and me, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. quackers and me

    quackers and me Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wanted to let everyone know that my pekin (Prissy) successfully hatched her own egg. She started with 3 eggs and one disappeared. Not sure what happened to it but I left the other 2 in the nest for her just to see if she would actually set the nest to term. This morning when I went to feed them she didn't leave the nest and when I went to see why I could see the baby peeking out from under her. She did leave the nest then to go eat a bite. The other egg is still in there and she has not deserted it yet so it may be possible that it will still hatch. I am going to try to attach pictures.[​IMG]

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    My Prissy is sure a proud mama and I am overjoyed since I wasn't sure she could or would set to term.
    I also have 16 chicks that are now going on 3 weeks old. I will be asking for help in identifying the one easter egger rooster in a later post.
     
  2. AnjKar n Ducks

    AnjKar n Ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    That Duckling Is Absolutely Adorable. :love That's great that Prissy hatched it on her own! I wish my ducks would do that.
     
  3. quackers and me

    quackers and me Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. How old are yours? Do you have a male? Are they Pekin?
     
  4. AnjKar n Ducks

    AnjKar n Ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't have any Pekin.
    I have 2 Cayuga females and 1 Cayuga male, 1 khaki campbell male
    2 ducklings & 2 7 months
     
  5. quackers and me

    quackers and me Out Of The Brooder

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    The Cayuga you are holding are so cute. So far as I know they are easier to get to set eggs than Pekins are, when they get old enough. Prissy is 2 years old. I seriously thought about getting Cayuga ducks when I first started looking. Did you get them for eggs or just for pets?
     
  6. AnjKar n Ducks

    AnjKar n Ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hopefully she will start laying in spring!
    I got them for eggs & 4-H

    And It maybe weird but I want to be like a breeder
    Breeding ducks to sell
    IDK
     
  7. quackers and me

    quackers and me Out Of The Brooder

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    Nothing weird about wanting to breed ducks. I think it is a great idea. Good luck to you.
     
  8. AnjKar n Ducks

    AnjKar n Ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank You
     

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