Charleston we have a Broody here!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WannaBeHillBilly, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    Absolutely correct! - I snuck into the duck house just after dusk, Katharina was having a snack of cracked-corn on the work platform aaand - she saw me…
    Next thing i remember was wings flapping, a pair of pliers squeezing down on my right ear, feathers everywhere and my shoulders being »massaged« with a wire brush… :sick
    What a dedicated momma! - Of course i was just wearing my shorts! Now my ear is blue and my back is full of scratches.
    All ducks were yelling at me when i got out of the duck house, i felt soo bad! :oops:
     
  2. Texag87

    Texag87 Crowing

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  3. Miss Lydia

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    I told you !! Next time you’ll listen ;) So did you get to candle? :lol:
     
  4. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    Peep, peep, peep!
    Today during the weekly duck house cleanup I noticed that Katharina did not covered her nest when she went outside. Curiously I took a close look and to my horror I then saw what looked like cracks in two eggs.:eek:
    I picked up one of the eggs and 》peep, peep, peeps《 :celebrate
    Not a crack, an external pip!:jumpy
    Exciting weekend...
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Wrangler

    Oh boy that’s exciting!! Looking forward to updates!!
     
  6. Trimurtisan

    Trimurtisan Team flappy foot

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    It's a peep party!
    :jumpy:ya:jumpy
     
  7. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    Made some hasty preparations in the duck-house!
    What did our parent's do in the past when the whole family came visiting? - They turned the living room into a make-shift camping area for the kids:
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    I have brought one of my fence-gates into the house and with a little TLC if fits between the master- and the kid's bedroom:
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    I haven't installed it for this night, i doubt the 'lings will hatch overnight.
    And i placed the empty one gallon waterer inside the master-bedroom so that Katharina gets used to its sight and isn't scared. And there she is, sitting on her peeps:
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  8. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    And of course there is a big party going on in the modified living room everybody is eating and drinking and squacking…
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    All while Katharina has her privacy (in the box at the left): 20190810_224555.jpg
     
  9. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    And boy was i wrong!
    Let me present you the proud Mama Katharina and her first duckling, sitting right in front of her:
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    Nona is a great Aunt-Duck! She was helping Katharina this morning keeping the other ducks away from the little one. I filled Water in the 1 Gallon dispenser and brought some meal-worms to Mama and Aunt Nona and closed the gate between the two bedrooms:
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    Right now i am reviewing the video, recorded by the DuckyCam overnight, already found some interesting things going on, a scare at 2:30am, probable hatch at 3:20am and a sneaky Aunty at 3:30am…
    The DuckyCam is still rolling, i will cut and upload the video from tonight later, so stay tuned…
     
  10. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    Correction: Two ducklings have hatched tonight
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