Goodbye to the ducklings

This is a slightly sad posting on two counts. First, after the early hatch of three ducklings, we had no more. Two more eggs pipped, and one of those almost made it, but the remaining five just didn’t start to hatch. I’ve asked advice on the specialist forums, and it may be that the humidity levels programmed into the incubator were insufficient.

Second, we’ve had to hand them over to their owner. It’s inevitable that you get sentimentally attached to cute fluffy creatures, even ones as messy as ducklings!

We’ll try again later in the year.

Meanwhile we’re planning a second hatch of the Ixworth chickens. All three of our hens are now laying well, and yesterday for the first time we got three eggs on the same day!

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