Updated, New Video: Look what was born today, Jan 18th 2011 at 10:30pm

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by texascowboy1979, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    New Video



    All these baby ducks were born today, 12 total, Different kinds. ill know better tomorrow what hatched when I see the chicks in the Morning after they dry off.

    LOVE IT!

     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2011
  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    How cute! Gotta ask a silly question, though...what is that on the hen's beak?
     
  3. K9Carrie

    K9Carrie Chillin' With My Peeps

    152
    0
    89
    Dec 6, 2010
    Lodi, California
    Those are adorable!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Its called a blinder.. It keeps hens from picking at each other or from fighting. I only put them on hens or roosters that like to challenge others. It works great! They have no problems eatting, drinking, mating, and brooding.
     
  5. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    5,583
    27
    241
    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    My first thought on the blinder was.. Good you have it on her - she wont go nuts when those ducklings jump into the water for their first swim. Very cute babies, and what a nice mom letting you check them all out like that.
     
  6. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,079
    19
    218
    May 13, 2010
    Petersburg,NY
    They must have their daddy's nose! [​IMG]

    Really fantastic..thanks for sharing [​IMG]
     
  7. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG]
     
  8. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Love them! We have some Cayugas that, if we do not sell, will be hatching eggs from in spring.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2011
  9. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    22,983
    1,958
    471
    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    That was my uplifting moment of the morning. Thanks!

    I loved having ducklings. With the ten adult runners to care for now, I don't know how I would do it again! But in a couple of years, I am thinking of adding three or four to the flock.

    Great video!
     
  10. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks everyone.

    Ive noticed that Ive been able to get 5 weeks out of a chicken when brooding. Ducks do take 1 week longer. She's a very good mother. She'll keep the baby ducks for about 2 days, then inside the ducklyings come in. I dont want any predators to get the babies. We always pull the babies we wish to keep to ensure they survive predators.

    I cant wait to see them this morning.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by