I've been keeping a secret.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Blondiega1, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Songster

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    I haven't posted anything because I've been disappointed before, but for the last month I've been on pins and needles keeping this secret!!!

    I've been able to count 5 little peepers so far.
    All seem healthy and are staying close to mom.
    Delilah is still hovering over the nest so there may be more still hatching or that I've just not seen yet.
    I placed the duckling water dish and food dish close by so she has them when she's ready for a drink and bite to eat.
    And so she can teach the little ones to use it when they are ready

    I'm an excited Pmaw!

    Y'all have no idea how much I wanted to post that she was on nest again, but I didn't want to jinx it and a few folks were really disappointed right along with me last year when she had 2 fully developed ducklings that didn't survive hatch.

    So I kept it quiet and watched and waited.

    Can't wait to get a good count! First ones hatched out yesterday so I suppose more could hatch today.
    Yesterday was 34 days from when she first started to sit full time.



    That's common right? To have them hatch out over the course of a couple of days?

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  2. LilyD

    LilyD Songster

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    Congratulations...so happy that you finally got your babies. They are absolutely adorable. Have you been able to get a count yet on how many have hatched?
     
  3. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Songster

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    Thanks!
    I'm SOOOOO excited!

    I've been able to count 5 so far, but there may be more yet to hatch or under her that I can't see right now.

    She was sitting on 12 eggs.
     
  4. tdd2

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    Excellent news - Congratulations!!
     
  5. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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  6. TheEggCollecter

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    Those ducklings are adorable!
     
  7. Alicia0795

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    So freaking cute!!! <3
     
  8. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Songster

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    thanks ya'll

    We got six!

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    Last edited: Jul 28, 2014
  9. sunnyfishy

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    Congrats! We were lucky to incubate all our eggs from our dearly departed pekin this summer. It almost makes me teary seeing how cute your mother duck and her little peepers are :)
     
  10. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Songster

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    Turn on your volume and you can hear her quacking to them and them peeping back.


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