Tuesday, June 24, 2014


We are hoping for ducklings. We have 3 drakes and 3 hens, and the hens are laying plenty of eggs. The hens leave them as soon as they have them, so there is no chance of them hatching their eggs!

Two of our Brahma hens have gone broody. We can't get them off of the nest...they are cemented in place. These chickens make the perfect incubator for eggs. Each day we dampen the eggs with water and make certain they have been turned. A large x in permanent ink lets us see if eggs are being rotated by their adoptive chicken moms.

Now we wait to see. 28 days or 42 days ducklings hatch. Fingers crossed we get a flock. Or clutch or whatever a group of baby ducklings is called!

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