So far so good!!

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by SamG347, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    Well was worried my first year Mandarin breeders were throwing dud eggs. I had a hen hatch 2 in her box....1 white and 1 split. But then none of the other eggs from her and another hen were showing any signs of hatching. I moved the eggs into the Sportsman and what do you know my total right now is....

    4 Regular Ducklings
    2 White Ducklings(1 that hatched in the box disapeered in the pen)
    2 eggs pipping

    I'm pretty happy with these numbers for the number of eggs layed and these girls all being first years in this pen. I will try and get some pics of them uploaded....I still need to get pics of my pure Peach golden pair. And here is a good pic of my first lavender turkey hatch!


  2. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    congrats on them Sam, just goes to show, never give up on them
  3. GoatMilker20

    GoatMilker20 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 12, 2011
    Cool pic, tahnks for posting.

    I used to have black spanish turks but when we moved I had to sell them all. I didn't know mandrains would lay eggs at one year old, you must have good bloodlines. Where did u get them?

  4. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    Quote:Mandarins, ringed teal, wood ducks all commonly lay there first year. The number of eggs in a clutch are often low but get better there second year.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by