Miracle Muscovy Mama........

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Suzie, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    At last - here are some pictures of "Pie" and her ducklings!

    Pie disappeared some five weeks ago and we thought she had been killed by a predator.... strangely enough she came home three weeks ago for one night and then vanished.... we did think of her last Friday and came to the conclusion that she had probably succumbed to a predator......

    Saturday morning she turned up at her "former house" with five ducklings .... amazing - we do not know where her nest was, we have searched intensively but have found no evidence of where she was with her eggs - the amazing thing is that she spent one night away from her eggs and yet she has five babies alive!!! Now what chances are that???

    We have five German Shepherd Dogs that explore all of the terrain that she would have nested in and they did not find her nest...how did the eggs develop without her being there to sit on them for at least seven hours????

    I love Mother Nature!!!

    Suzie

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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Hooray for her return! With babies!!!

    What if she wisely chose a nest spot near some stones with a southern exposure, and burrowed in a bit? That might keep the eggs warm enough for several hours. In any case, so glad she is back!
     
  3. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I've had muscovies nest up in things, like rafters, shevles, etc.

    Nice that she came back!
     
  4. Valntyn

    Valntyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww!!! Welcome home, Pie and baby Pies!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    What a sweet story Suzie, so glad Pie made it home and brought along her little Pies that she made. They are all beautiful [​IMG]
     
  6. Diamond88

    Diamond88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How sweet! Glad she made it home with her little ones!
     
  7. Quackers08

    Quackers08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amazing! There was a story on youtube like this. Muscovy was found by some people in their horse stable and she had 20-30 babies! The owner had a surprise when she found out her duck wasnt killed
     
  8. Stumpy

    Stumpy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww......how wonderful! [​IMG]
     
  9. TommyDaDelaware

    TommyDaDelaware Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Adorable. I had one go missing with 8 babies. She never came back. :( I think a coyote got her. :( Poor skitz. She was a wonderful (And VERY Protective) Mother!! I was herding a baby back by her, and she came after me and kicked her poor baby in the head!! :( SHE knocked it senseless for a moment. Skitz. You are lucky she came back, with those Absolutely, Positively ADORABLE Babies!!
     

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