The saga continues..
Babs however has I think finally settled down on a clutch of 14 eggs. Or rather I should say that yesterday was the first day where she went back a sat after her morning bath and snack after only about 1/2 hour and stayed all day, rather than her usual 2 to 3 hour breaks.
But today I went in to do the water change and Daphne was no where to be seen, and lo and behold she was snuggled in next to Babs. Babs is used to me looking in on her and just gives me the eye, but Daphne did the whole open mouth and hiss routine. Daphne however popped out as soon as I started to run water in the tub. But still thought she should make nasty faces at me.
So.... I can't isolate Babs. There is at least a chance that Daphne is going broody?? Apparently Babs has no problem sharing her nest with Daphne at the moment. But if Daphne is going broody I assume she will want to lay in the same nest with Babs given their coziness today. Or will she think that the eggs are hers too and just set. Do 2 ducks ever set together successfully and co-rear the ducklings.
Should I mark Babs eggs and remove Daphnes?
Duck management advice would be appreciated.