Hi, new to the group and are expecting babies!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tarp, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. Tarp

    Tarp In the Brooder

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    We live in Savannah GA and when We bought our home 5 years ago, there were around 10 wild white crested ducks in our pond. Now, there are only 5 and one has laid 9 eggs under our utility trailer. We noticed the eggs probably 3-4 weeks ago but no mom was sitting on them. Several days later we noticed the mom sitting on them. In the last 2 weeks, she’s started feathering her nest and refuses to leave, even when we are mowing the lawn. We want to learn more about them and what, if anything, we should do to help her. I gave her a bowl of water today because it’s terribly hot in South Georgia now, but who knows if she’ll drink it or not? I’ve read some that 25% of the babies may not survive because of a lethal gene . We are very hopeful though that some do survive! Any advice is greatly appreciated!
     

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  2. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Crossing the Road

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
  3. Texas Kiki

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  4. Tarp

    Tarp In the Brooder

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    Thanks y’all! Maybe i should have posted all this in a different section...
     
  5. 007Sean

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    Howdy :frow and welcome to BYC!

    Glad to have you join us here at Backyard Chickens. :woot
     
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  6. Pork Pie

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    Welcome to BYC. I see that you have already posted on the Ducks forum so it seems that you are finding your way around the site.

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I would suggest that you post on the duck thread but, read you already have. Sending good hatching vibes your way :jumpy:jumpy:jumpy:jumpy:jumpy:jumpy:jumpy
     
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    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
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