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A woman received a big surprise after she bought some duck eggs from a supermarket. Three of the eggs hatched. The woman now has three baby ducks, or ducklings. The woman named the ducklings Beep, Peep and Meep. Charli Lello, 29, bought the eggs from the Waitrose supermarket last month. She was spending all day at home because she was furloughed from her job as an assistant manager in a shop. She decided to use her free time to do things around the house. Ms Lello told reporters that she got the idea for incubating the eggs after seeing a video on Facebook. The video showed how someone hatched quail eggs after buying them from a supermarket.



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Lello said the ducklings would live, "a very happy life". She said they would be good company for her pet chickens. She explained why she tried her experiment. She said: "While I was in Waitrose, I saw the duck eggs and thought maybe they would [hatch]. I was so excited for them to hatch, but I still had in the back of my mind that these are supermarket eggs." She said she was surprised when the eggs hatched. She said: "They have been collected, bashed around on a delivery truck, then rattled around on a trolley onto a shelf." She added that it had been an "amazing" experience. She called her ducklings "the cutest little balls of fluff". A duck farm said it is very unusual for ducklings to hatch from supermarket eggs.

Sources:

  • https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52838747
  • https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11859262/woman-hatches-ducklings-eggs-waitrose/
  • https://metro.co.uk/2019/02/19/teenage-boy-hatches-duck-egg-bought-waitrose-8669641/

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