We picked up our first load of chicks from the feed store today. My 10 chicks, 10 turkey poults, and 4 ducklings.
In the store, I picked up two of the ducks to say hello, and just eyeballed the birds before we went about finishing up getting our horseradish, rhubarb, and, blueberries that came in.
On the way home I reached back into the box and pulled out a duckling. Right away I noticed something was wrong with this one. It turns out, he has FOUR legs. Yes, four. He has an extra set and a longer rear end. Double embryo? How he got from the hatchery to me, I don't know, but someone missed him. We went back to the feed store and showed them. They have been there for 50 years and not seen anything like this guy. They said they'd call the hatchery to get another duckling on the next delivery in two weeks, in case this little guy doesn't make it.
I have no idea if he can make it, but as of right now he's fine. I'll give him my best and we'll see what happens.
So meet, Quad.