Ummm... uh oh. Or accidental duck owner

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by thejaxx, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. thejaxx

    thejaxx Songster

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    i had ordered what I thought were Rhode Island Reds, for larger eggs. Did my normal chick incubation, lockdown, etc. they didn’t hatch and I then got busy with work (on-call, mandatory OT) and my wife’s IVH (trying to hatch our own eggs).

    This morning I hear peeps from the basement, and imagine my surprise when I see the funniest looking chicks I’ve seen....

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    So yeah. Guess it’s time to learn about ducklings.
     
  2. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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  3. N Sully

    N Sully Songster

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    Oh my lol SURPRISE! :woot
     
  4. CCUK

    CCUK Free Flying

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    Nice one. Apparently they like water. Better get a pond dug!:thumbsup
     
  5. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The Wicked

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    This life is amazing, isn't it? laughing.gif :clap
     
  6. Granny Hatchet

    Granny Hatchet Tastes like chicken

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    Thats funny ! good luck on the "other eggs" as well. :fl
     
  7. thejaxx

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    Are they like chicks when it comes to the yolk? They okay for first day or so?

    They must of hatched overnight, I need to go get feed and such for them.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Surprise ! I hope that you are as successful with 'hatching' your own eggs.
     
  9. Abraeri

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    Congrats! Ducklings are the best. I think they continue to absorb yolk for the next three days! It's so amazing, I'm guessing you had humidity set for chicken eggs while duck eggs need higher humidity? They are adorable.
     

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