now that's what I call a clutch of ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AhBee01, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    Went to see if any of my duckling piped and this is what I found!


    There are 17 so far!
    5 eggs to go!
    My other Momma is setting on 13!
    I do have some sold! They are Muscovys.
    We are expecting a drop in temp tonight, I just hope they will be ok!
    There in a small window and the door is not blocked, do you think I should put a light out there to help Momma?
    They are all snuggled under momma just fine right now!
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State

    I am always humbled that my geese have a far higher hatching % than I do with my fancy schmancy incubator.
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    What a great surprise! How sweet! Congrats and thanks for sharing! [​IMG]
  4. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    How cute!!!!! Thats a lot of babies!! I miss having ducklings!!! A light probably wouldnt be a bad idea...
  5. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Songster

    Dec 1, 2007
    Princeton BC Canada
    Thats so cool I love that pic. So far I don't think any of my Muscovy girls are sitting, i am missing two but I have had a coyote problems, so I hope they have eggs. Congrats on all those little ones.
  6. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    WOW that is so so sweet :)
  7. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Songster

    Apr 2, 2008
    HOLY COW! [​IMG]

    17 - wow, I'm completely in awe of your mama!
  8. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    Thanks everybody! I thing both my hens layed in her nest, and then she went broody first, so I locked the other hen out of the house!
    So the other hen started a clutch of her own and had 15 eggs! So out if 37 eggs only 2 were not fertile!
    All 22 of the first clutch had embryos in them last time I candled! So we will see if the remaining 5 hatch!
    So far 13 of the other hens clutch had embryos in them!
    I never thought all these eggs would have been fertile!

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