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Woman Hatches A Duck From A Supermarket Egg After Seeing It Work On TikTok

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Adele Phillips was scrolling through TikTok one day when she came across a video of someone hatching a duck from a store-bought egg carton.

Shocked that it was possible, she was nonetheless intrigued and immediately knew she had to try it for herself.

'Lo and behold, 30 days later she hatched herself a real live baby duckling of her own! Read more to see how the heartwarming journey unfolded.

Inspired by a TikTok video, Phillips went to the store to pick up a carton of eggs.

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A bit skeptical but eagerly crossing her fingers, Phillips went to her local Morrison's and picked up a carton of Clarence Court Braddock white eggs, the same kind the TikToker had used in their video.

Removing the eggs from the carton, she put all six into an incubator she picked up on Amazon and set the temperature to 99.5 degrees. After 10 days of waiting, she discovered that one of them was in fact fertile!

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Out of six eggs, one of them proved to be fertile!

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After identifying the egg with a process called "candling", she excitedly moved it back to the incubator to continue the hatching process.

After scouring over all the duck-hatching articles and information she could find, Phillips threw herself head-first into duck motherhood.

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On the 27th day the egg began to hatch.

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Three to four times a day for 27 days Phillips would turn the egg, spraying it with water to bring it down to room temperature before placing it back in the incubator.

After tireless effort and care, the 27th day brought a beautiful surprise; the sound of soft tapping coming from inside the egg!

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After a 48 hour hatching process, Braddock Morris was born.

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Breaking his way free from his protective shell, baby Braddock Morris poked his way into the world after a long 48 hours of pecking.

Named after his duck breed and the store Phillips bought the eggs from, little Braddock was a marvel that she still couldn't quite believe.

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Duckling Morris became internet famous.

thatgaladz | TikTok

Tracking the whole process on her TikTok account thatgaladz, Braddock Morris instantly captured the hearts of many.

Featured on BBC Wales News and Wales Online, viewers marveled at the unlikely experiment, impressed and a bit surprised that it would actually work.

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Baby Braddock got a new friend named Beryl.

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Heeding the advice of other passionate duck parents, Phillips soon adopted another little duckling so Morris could have a friend.

Since little chicks are prone to feeling lonely and sad, the new addition of Beryl (a Kaki Campbell duck) was the perfect remedy.

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Phillips and her two ducks live happily ever after.

Becoming fast friends, the two ducklings are now inseparable, learning to swim, eat, and play together inside a heated brood box.

Once their feathers have completely grown in, Phillips plans on building a shed in her yard, along with a small protected pond enclosure for them to swim in as they grow up.

What do you think of this story, did you know it was possible to hatch a baby chick from a store-bought egg? Let us know your own egg-related stories in the comments below!

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