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The Duck Thread

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZakoHero, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    I use sharpie all the time and it has never caused any problems. Sharpies are non toxic and dry very quickly. Any issue for the unhatched poultry is neglible. In fact, I use an assortment of hues to color code eggs in m incubator.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Well once the little one gets settled in he'll be right at home. Just as other have said spend time just being there and some really tasty treats like peas and romaine lettuce and of course those tasty dried meal worms should make him feel comfortable around you in short order. Look forward to a pic once you get him/her home [​IMG]
     
  3. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Try taping a toilet paper roll onto a bright flashlight. I use tinfoil to rap the base of the tube onto the flashlight (stops the light from escaping, and keeps the light concentrated) my flashlight is bigger than the tube so the tinfoil and tape hold it on. Then I go in a dark room and put the egg on the other end. Shine the light through the end where the air sack should be, by day three you should see blood vessels really easily with this homemade candler. It's really neat when the chick( or duckling in your case) gets big and you can see them move. My flashlight is bright enough you can even see the quality of the shell ( if your selecting for incubation this would be handy)
    :) try it, it's cheap and effective
     
  4. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

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    ok.
     
  5. City farm

    City farm Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] does anyone eat their duck eggs soft boiled? ours are not laying yet, this one is from a friend. .
     
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  6. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

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    i hard boil them
     
  7. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

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    should i incubate the eggs or let my duck sit and raise the ducklings herself?
     
  8. earlyredrooster

    earlyredrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We usually fry ours sunny side up. Delicious, my kids won't hardly eat a chicken egg anymore if we have duck eggs in the house.
     
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  9. Americano Blue

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    lol my parents won't eat duck plain. they have to be in a cake
     
  10. earlyredrooster

    earlyredrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a big fan of using mama but sometimes they jump ship on you.
     

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