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New Member - Thirsty for Duck Knowledge

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dewnrb, May 27, 2017.

  1. Dewnrb

    Dewnrb Just Hatched

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    Hello Everyone,

    I am new to the site and the whole fowl world. I am an animal lover - and now the proud owner of a fertile duck egg (thanks to my dogs running the mother off of her nest!) It went in the incubator on May 9. I bought an incubator and from what I have read, am doing everything right. I am not for sure the type of duck I have - so don't know if it will hatch in 28 or 34 days. I read where you should stop turning the egg two days out - so I am a little nervous about that. I have been all over the internet and landed here for forums and knowledge. I read online that the ducklings should not be left alone at all for a time. Is this true? I am trying to learn what to do after it hatches, as well and trying to decide if we can keep it or if we should try and take it to a zoo or other type place to take care of it. Any advice would be appreciated on our duck dilemma - as we really don't know what we are doing - except for online searching and have ordered a book, too.
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Hi! It's Wicked's Twin Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
    Where are you located? (general area)
     
  3. Dewnrb

    Dewnrb Just Hatched

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    I am in West Lafayette, IN
     
  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Hi! It's Wicked's Twin Premium Member

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    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    :welcome

    Best of luck with your incubation!
     
  6. Dewnrb

    Dewnrb Just Hatched

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    you may also want to check out the "Duck thread." Sending good hatching vibes your way.
     
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