Two Hatched

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tgperg, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. tgperg

    tgperg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness. I have two adorable cute little muscovy ducklings now! I am kinda sad that's all that made it, but I'll take what I can get at this point. I had a breeding quad of muscovies, and the drake and one hen got eaten. Of COURSE that was the hen that was broody on eggs. I lucked out though because another hen took over sitting. Well, with one thing and fifteen others, she gave up her clutch just last Saturday. I had 29 eggs originally. All but 7 had to be thrown out when I candled because they were rotten. Out of those seven, a big snake ate one, I dropped one and cracked another. That left four. Out of those four one didn't hatch. One pipped the small end and pierced a blood vessel and bled to death in the shell. [​IMG] One hatched just fine yesterday and one this morning showed no sign of external pipping 60 hours after it had internally pipped. So, I helped it out a bit. It had gotten shrink wrapped. HOW IT DID THAT I DO NOT KNOW since I've had the freaking relative humidity in that 'bator at 80% +. Anyway, it's out now and drying off and looks and sounds great. I tried to introduce the baby duckling to mama and she was all "Pfft. Babies are for LOOOOOSSSEEERRRRSSSSS!" So, I have them in a brooder. I'm exhausted! [​IMG]

    Traci
     
  2. tgperg

    tgperg Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Oddyse

    Oddyse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AWWWW WELL DONE! They are adorable! I wish we could all bring our new hatched ducklings together to meet eachother! [​IMG] Seriously, can someone sort this out? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] WELL DONE! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. shaylabailey

    shaylabailey Out Of The Brooder

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    How adorable! That sounds like a ton of bad luck, but I'm glad you got some ducklings out it; congratulations!
     
  5. Quacking

    Quacking Out Of The Brooder

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    What a beautiful pair of babies. I love seeing them with the fuzz all slicked back when they first hatch. Im sure you will have a great time raising these babies so Pfft back at momma duck, you get to see them take their first swim and explore their new world.
     

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