We have a sweet little momma duck that sat on chicken eggs last year and they never hatched. She waited it out but it didn't work. Poor momma-she mourned the loss and disappointment for about a week. Well again this year she started sitting on her own eggs. I just knew it wasn't gonna turn out good and I was starting to get worried for her because she had been on the eggs for so long. Anyways--I heard her talking really sweetly and thought she must still be sitting on those eggs. She always talked to her eggs! So I went in her pen to check on her and low and behold--she had 4 ducklings following her around! They couldn't have been too old by this time. She won't let us near them but we have caught them and showed them the water(like 4Hmom said to do-Thanks!). I finally got these pics this evening. Of course momma is near by! She is the black/brown one and daddy is the aflac lookin' one. Daddy looks a little rough because 2-3 weeks ago something broke in to their pen. He defended the eggs and momma until he was plucked clean on the back and his eye was a little messed up. He is doing much better and I'm so happy he was there to defend them! This is my favorite pic!!