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Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Mar 3, 2016.
MY DUCKS ARE HATCHING!!!!!!!!! Was gonna do lockdown tomorrow evening so I did my routine check of the bator and added a touch of water. Than I heard a cheep cheep. Upon closer inspection one of the Ancona had an external pip. Oh crap better raise the humidity and get that turner out as well. Did a quick candle of them and saw 2-3 internal pips on more ducks. e I'm gonna have ducklings soon e
Set 14 silkie eggs this morning, to go along with my Lav Cuckoo D'Anvers eggs and Golden Necked D'Uccle eggs. Now I just need a bantam coop....
Yes!!! So exciting. Best luck and can't wait to see the cute ducklings!!!
Is everyone hatching Anconas? Is there something going on with Anconas I need to know about? I am hatching them beginning April 2nd-ish but I didn't know everyone was too. Good to kno I have peeps to ask for help!
Incubation update - Day 12 of First Incubation
History: 12 eggs from neighbors farm
18 eggs from Farmers Market, sold as fertile
30 eggs set, Due 3/31 - 4/1 (I set late at night)
Current: 12 infertile, all Farmers Market (Egtopsy results)
11 Neighbor eggs seem to be developing, 1 Hard to tell Welsummer
6 Farmers Market appear to be developing
This is my daughters science project for her genius hour; compare hatching store eggs, farmers market eggs and micro/hobby farm eggs. At our store all egg brands said they were infertile so I didn't set them, I cracked them open and they were infertile. So far it is going great I think.
The heads of the hens are silver, the penciling is black and the base color between the penciling is dark gray. Some hints of grey/brown are in the dark grey. The male has more silver/white on the head and neck and hackles. Green/black tail, white shoulders green bar white wingtip and black chest.
I have no silkies at the moment so I was asking people who knew silkies what colors to pair with best. I don't know if I want to commit to taking the pattern all the way to a Silver Penciled Silkie but I think it could produce some beautiful crested birds.
Well wait till you get one that grows up mean and ornery and then it is easier.