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

Lello said the ducklings would live, "a very [happy / happily] life". She said they would be good company for her [pat / pet] chickens. She explained why she tried her [experienced / experiment] . She said: "While I was in Waitrose, I saw the duck eggs and [thought / though] maybe they would hatch. I was so excited [of / for] them to hatch, but I still had in the back of my mind that these are supermarket eggs." She said she was [surprising / surprised] when the eggs hatched. She said: "They have been collected, [bashed / biased] around on a [deliver / 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 [bats / balls] of fluff". A duck farm said it is very unusual for ducklings to hatch from supermarket [eggs / egged] .

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