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Thank you, I have 5 ducks & a drake. Fertility is good, even with posted eggs, I'm sure it helps that I'm lucky enough to have a stream running through the garden.
I keep miniature appleyard ducks, they're great mothers ....the trick is getting them to nest where it's safe. Mine free range so that's not easy, however I have a small spare chicken/duck house. I keep it shut most of the time, a few years ago I left it open with bedding in expecting one of my bant...
- Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:03 pm
- Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
- Topic: Dry hatching
- Replies: 8
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I have eggs due in a couple of days in the incubator, I've relied on broody hens for last few years, and can't remember when dry hatching if you add water towards the end.....my feeling was that the weather is so muggy at the moment that I wouldn't need to......just having a wobble now :? I have bor...
- Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:26 am
- Forum: Waterfowl Forum
- Topic: How do they hang on to eggs ?
- Replies: 1
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I have 4 mini appleyard ducks & a drake that free range . I was contacted by someone desperate for fertile eggs, as they tend to lay all over the garden I penned them.....after 5 days I had 3 eggs ! I let them out and lo and behold I had 4 eggs on consecutive days . How do they do that ? I know why ...
- Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:15 pm
- Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
- Topic: Thuringians at 2 years
- Replies: 10
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Beautiful birds, I've only just become aware of this breed. I currently only keep / breed faverolles but these are very, very tempting I'm a sucker for a nicely muffled face !!
- Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:20 pm
- Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
- Topic: Eglu query
- Replies: 7
- Views: 646
I'm happier with my purchase now, I bought a huge bag of new clips for the run from eglu ( 90 for under £8 delivered) and managed to set it up on some level ground. I've placed the house under some trees in the shade and have a broody bantam happily ensconced. I'm not sure about moving it, but by th...