duckling surprise!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BarefootMom, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saturday morning while out doing chores I hear a peep! peep! peep! I am thinking "Am I nuts?" and then I see a flash of yellow fluff!! DUCKLINGS! But then I realize that my broody mama hen has only been sitting for about 3 weeks (I only have muscovy hens that are old enough to have babies...) So it wasn't her but I went and checked on her anyway. Nope not her. I called my husband freaking out by this time because I have no idea where these ducklings came from. I have caught two and can't find anymore. I have heard of eggs incubating in straw and hatching without mamas but have never had that happen. I put the two in a tub, and am trying to figure out what to do. I finish doing chores and finally got a count of hens... I have an extra one. Interesting. Well not really an extra one though. A few weeks ago (about 5 weeks ago) our neighbors dogs got into our chickens and killed some, we THOUGHT they got a duck too. Well low and behold the timing was just that...the timing. lol So now we have a mama and 2 ducklings...

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  2. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwww....they're so cute [​IMG] What a nice surprise.
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish my ancona would do that! I think she went broody but she dont lay eggs lol. Anywho what a wonderful suprise.
     
  4. Annie75

    Annie75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm waiting for my missing ducky to surprise me with a miracle like that. [​IMG] How adorable !
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    And how proud she is!
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Adorable!! [​IMG]
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    Aw, they're such cuties & what a nice surpise [​IMG] Congrats [​IMG]
     
  8. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh how cute. And, you have two surprises as you've also found your missing duck!
     
  9. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This made me smile [​IMG] They are delightful!
     
  10. meggiedoodle

    meggiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so cute! [​IMG] Congratulations on your unexpected surprise!
     

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