Tuesday, June 7, 2011


27 days ago I put 10 Khaki Campbell eggs into the incubator and this morning the eggs began to hatch!  I candled the eggs at day 7 and found that one was not fertilized - the white shells make the candling so much easier than the green or blue chicken eggs from the Americaunas that I hatched this year.

So far we have two tiny ducklings!  We had the chance to actually witness duckling #2 hatching.  I still can't believe how a living creature can emerge from inside an enclosed egg - a miracle!

Tomorrow morning I will transfer these babies to a brooder box and give them something to eat and drink.  And of course make their photographic debut!


Marissa said...

Wow! I've never incubated eggs. MY baby poultry comes from a box at the post office! :) We have 20 ducklings right now, about a week and a half old. So cute!

Annie said...

Congratulations! I'm glad to hear that it all worked out for you, enjoy the babies!

Jody said...

Nice job, you're practicing true animal husbandry. The benefits and blessings can only be appreciated in the experience, I'm sure. I wish we could be even more connected to so many animals.

Carpe Diem said...

Thanks for the comments everyone.
It is certainly exciting and rewarding to see new life spring forth!