New egg mom!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by olivesgarden, May 4, 2019.

  1. olivesgarden

    olivesgarden In the Brooder

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    In my community, there is a growing pack of Muscovy ducks that I've grown fond of. Recently, one of the mama ducks laid seven eggs in my front yard.
    My parents and I noticed the ducks weren't around very often and we grew concerned as the eggs were in a very visible and unprotected area. (Last year the ducks had laid some eggs in a neighbors yard and they were all eaten by crows.)
    We don't know anything about ducks or eggs and we didn't want to disturb the nest, but a few hours later we found that the nest had been ransacked. A raccoon must have gotten into the nest as there were eggshells everywhere and only two of the seven remained unharmed.
    We knew the two eggs would not make it through the night if the raccoon returned so we decided to take them in. We have no idea if we will be successful in hatching the eggs, but we figure we would at least give it a chance.

    I'm a high school senior and with the summer coming up I figure this would be a fun project and opportunity to learn more about ducks and the online duck/chicken community. I really hope I am able to successfully hatch these two eggs with the help of this forum :)

    I've already made a thread asking for help in the incubation process. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Good luck with the eggs.
     
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with the incubation.
     
  5. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us and I hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
     
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  6. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    :welcomeSending good hatching vibes your way :jumpy:jumpy:jumpy:jumpy
     
  8. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
     
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    casportpony Enlightened

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
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