New Ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by becky3086, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Hatched two Welsh Harlequins today. Haven't hatched ducklings for a couple years and they are just as ridiculously cute as I remembered.
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  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    [​IMG] Goregeous. I love them all floppy and wet like that. I have 5 eggs in lockdown now...i wish mine would hurry up!

    How do you go with staqgered hatches in the incubator? I have an occasional issue when I set eggs every week - so have to be really careful watching the size of the aircells because the the high humidity for hatching.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2011
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Ooooh, hatching is such hard work!

    Precious!
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  4. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    I just raise the humidity every time I have something almost ready to hatch and then let it drop again afterwards. Seems to work fine. If the eggs make it all the way, they usually hatch as long as I have the humidity up enough. I did have one of these internally pip two days ago but he never made it to pipping the shell. It was a very big chick.
     
  5. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    Cute? Not yet they aren't. Please post tomorrow when they fluff up a bit. [​IMG]
     
  6. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww, darling! Have fun with them.
     
  7. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Quote:LOL, will do. One seems a bit weaker than the other. I hope it will catch up some. My poor one EE chick that hatched yesterday is happy for the company in his brooder now (he really screeched after I would visit him and leave him). Course he is pecking at them but the bigger duckling chick is pecking back, lol.
     
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  8. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Here you go, all fluffy.
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  9. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They were to cute before!? Just not as cute. Now they are adorable!!!

    I have four welshie, they are soooooo cute! You will enjoy them.
     
  10. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    aaaawwwwww [​IMG] what cute little fluffs! Pretty colors too.
     

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