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10 eggs go into the Janoel mini-incubator. It is European and uses the Celsius.

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The other is a Little Giant. It was made in America and uses Fahrenheit. 10 eggs also went into it.

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No little ducks

The duck hens are all laying, but in 3 inches of water!

So it looks like they actually don’t have any brooding instinct at all.

No little ducks.

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Something got one of the eggs.  It and another egg were strewn along the bank. Then I looked down into the water, and there were three eggs just sitting there.

One of the hens is a true wild mallard. One is a hybrid between a wild and a tame one (of a breed selected for egg production), and the other is a bloody mongrel.

The mallards spend next to no time on land. There are just too many predators.

So they are at a dead end.

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