Originally Posted by Doro
Thanks for all of your help tmorgan46! Any of your ducklings hatch yet? ❤️🐣❤️
I was very worried about Penny and how to get her "unbroody," but on the day we were planning to go clear out her nest, before we even got out there she had decided to give up on it too. She's still more aggressive and loud than normal, but at least I don't feel as bad for clearing out her precious eggs. I am kind of looking forward to being welcome in my back yard again, lol, hope she calms down soon. We decided to just order a couple of ducks from Metzers so that the kiddos can still have the experience of raising baby ducks, even if we didn't get the full experience we were dreaming of.
This is the easy part. Logging on and typing away. The hard part is what we face with all of our fine feathered friends. So on a happy note - we have 7 new ducklings in a brooder. This past weekend we went camping and took along three very young (two or three days old) ducklings and also Uno, whose about 4 weeks old now. While in the KOA camp at Luray Caverns (highly recommend BTW) I let Uno wander around outside with me and it wasn't long before the first person noticed a duck following me. It started 3 days of "is that a pet duck following you around"? Enjoyable for both me and the Mrs. And above all, Uno had a great time as well.
We pulled 4 new ducklings out of nest yesterday just before supper time. I would imagine in the next week or so that number will triple or quadruple based on how many nests, the size of each clutch and how dedicated all the ladies are being!!! So if you know anyone in the Virginia area who is interested in Muscovy ducklings.... well we got 'em!!!