The miracle egg/baby that traveled two days before hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by calgal98, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. calgal98

    calgal98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I love duckies [​IMG]
     
  3. mandelaykay

    mandelaykay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! How crazy is that! What did u name him?
     
  4. calgal98

    calgal98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It was crazy. It came about a 1000 miles by mail as a fertile egg and was pipping when I did a candling on it...LOL.
     
  5. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow, that's different! Cute as a button, though! Definitely a viable egg! [​IMG]
     
  6. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness that is so adorable! But then I have such a soft spot for duckies!
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Are you serious?? I can't believe someone sent an egg that was developed, even to the point of hatching! Imagine if the poor thing had hatched in the box [​IMG]
     
  8. calgal98

    calgal98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Are you serious?? I can't believe someone sent an egg that was developed, even to the point of hatching! Imagine if the poor thing had hatched in the box [​IMG]

    This was discussed earlier when the egg hatched...a duck stole the egg from a brooding hen...rolled it 40-50 feet to her nest which was collected and sent. If she had thought the duck could have done it she would have candled it first...but it was kind of fun to get the duckling. It is all good, just a reallly interesting story now showing how much they CAN handle and still survive!
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I don't come to the incubating forum often so I didn't see your other thread. But most 'responsible' breeders and egg shippers candle their eggs before shipping to make sure the eggs are not cracked or otherwise unusable. I just can't believe someone would mess up like that, completely un-called for.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2011
  10. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The all new Post Office Incubator! Who'd a thought! Congrats on your little surprise! [​IMG]
     

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