Amazing ducky mom

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newbyduckmom, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    My duck, Peeps, apparently really wants to protect those eggs from the predator (me) that takes them from her everyday. She has a big nest of straw in one corner of the duck house. She covered the eggs with the container I put their oyster shell in (after she moved it 4 feet from across the duck house) then covered that with about 2 inches of straw. I found them anyway....sorry, Peeps![​IMG] I am feeling guilty for taking them from her! Particularly this morning.

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  2. MummyToTwins

    MummyToTwins Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL! That's one clever Mama!
     
  3. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Yes, she is. And she has done this numerous times.
     
  4. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    This is my broodhen, Emily...
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    She's quite clever, too. But she's more the 'touch my babies and that'll be the last thing you ever touch!' type...
     
  5. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    my sage will simply just kill you.
     
  6. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    Quote:Yeah, that's Emily... {semi-annoyed sigh}
     
  7. ducksinarow

    ducksinarow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 12, 2011
    That is a smart duck. Do your campbells ever go broody and sit on the eggs or only the swedes? I have campbells and am wondering if they will go broody this spring.
     
  8. duckdad

    duckdad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats pretty sharp duck !

    First time I saw a nest covered by a swirl layer I would have never believed that a duck did that...eggs so well covered they were not visable.
     

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