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  • Joined Nov 2008
More babies
« on: August 17, 2009, 04:05:06 pm »
Our hen hatched out 6 chicks yesterday out of 6 eggs. I had tried to put her off going broody but in the end gave up. We are also trying duck eggs in the incubator again. This time bought local so I do hope some hatch. I am all ready for ducklings so fingers crossed   :chook: :&>
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  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Nr St Andrews, Fife
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Re: More babies
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009, 04:08:53 pm »
That's fantastic. Fingers well crossed that you get your ducklings too. I have always incubated duck eggs and have been tempted to try with hen eggs but knowing my luck I would hatch all cockerels!


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Re: More babies
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009, 05:23:14 pm »
My duck came off her egg after 32 days - she obviously has a calendar inbuilt.  I put it in the bin, but shook it gently first.  There was something solid moving up and down, but I guessed it was dead one way or another.
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  • Joined Mar 2009
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Re: More babies
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009, 07:36:06 pm »
my hen also fetch off chicks yesterday 7 bramhas and 4 polands out of 12 so good going and my bramha decided to go broody so she sat on 12 more bramha eggs so finger crossed there :chook: 


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