I don't know what happened. :(

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Blondiega1, May 25, 2017.

  1. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little Peanut has sat faithfully and yesterday we were rewarded with a hatch.
    Her nest is up in some bushes behind the house. I didn't want to disturb her but was able to get a peek yesterday evening and there were four perfect pretty little ducklings.
    I figured hatch was still happening so I left her to be.
    This morning, Peanut is out on the water with the rest of the flock and no sign of any ducklings.
    There's 2 I can see on the nest that didn't make it. :( But no sign of any others.
    I'll have to get someone to help me get back there and clear out the nest.
    Can an inexperience mother duck smoother her ducklings? Is that a thing?
    I'm so broken hearted.


    Edited to add: My stepson helped me clear out the nest. We found 2 with yolks sacks not fully absorbed that didn't make it and 5-6 unhatched eggs. No sign of any living ducklings.


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  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    She possibly moved them and has them hiding...
     
  3. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sadly no. She's off with the rest of the flock and there's no sign of any alive ducklings.

    My stepson helped me clear out the nest. We found 2 with yolks sacks not fully absorbed that didn't make it and 5-6 unhatched eggs. No sign of any living ducklings.
    :(
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    That's too bad...:th....Better luck next time....:frow
     
  5. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I've got another hen on nest due to hatch in about 2 weeks and maybe Peanut will try again before the end of summer.
     

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