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Sold 3 of my babies :(

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by skillswife, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched 7 ducklings out of 7 eggs about a month ago. 2 were pekin and 5 were Rouen. But I just don't have the space for all of them so the kids and I made a tough decision to sell a few. I sold 3 of the rouen today, it was sad. I think its hard when you incubate and hatch them, but I know its best for them. And I still have 4 so thats a good thing right? Maybe eventually I will have a better set up for more ducks, my 2 rouen are hen and drake, hmmmmm fertile eggs, lol.
     
  2. UrbanFarmerGirl

    UrbanFarmerGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is hard. We hatched eggs this Easter for the first time ever, using a broody hen. I am more attached to these guys than the store bought chicks- just because I anticipated it so long, I was really excited to finally see them. It was such a cool experience seeing them come into the world! Two of the four were boys. I found one of them a great home on BYC. The other is a very friendly and gentle Easter Egger, and I am having such a hard time finding him anywhere. I can sympathize with you. I never thought I'd care about a rooster. But I do. I think about the little guy we sent off, and I know it was a better life for him. I feel bad for the EE that's left, because I don't know what will become of him. I eat chicken, and I'm not against eating my own birds some day- but I feel oddly attached to this batch. It is sad.
     
  3. kangababy

    kangababy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is hard too.. Right now we probably have close to a 100 yes 100 babies 2months to 1 day old.. and some of them I don't want to get rid of at all!! Nope not at all!! Expecially the ones were I had 5 or more born and only 2 have made it.. Yeah I see myself keeping them because I know I need a few more birds! [​IMG]
     
  4. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just need a bigger pond, lol. But then I think that I would never have a big enough one, because I would just keep getting more [​IMG] Glad to know I am not the only one who is so addicted to my babies!
     
  5. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rooster was very hard to part with, but we knew the neighbors would not like the crowing once he started, and we knew he was going to a home that would not eat him! That made us all very happy.
     

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