My broody call hatched 3 babies! *NEW* VIDEO pg2

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DuckyBoys, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    She had 5 eggs but only 3 hatched, still I'm very proud of our new mama! The first naturally hatched ducks on the farm... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Here they are in the nest
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    And with mama duck!
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    Last edited: Aug 3, 2008
  2. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    they are precious! [​IMG]
     
  3. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are adorable. I have a question about ducks. I see wild mallards a lot with babies but the father is never around. In the wild do the males share none of the raising of the ducklings? With our Canadian Geese there is always both parents with the young. I was just wondering about this.
     
  4. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    We have a famly of wild mallards on our pound I'm not sure if the father is there but they usually take off 2 at a time.
     
  5. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    These has to be one of the cuttest duck pics i'd ever seen! [​IMG]

    Theres something about a nest out in the open that you can't help but stair..lol
     
  6. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    What adorable pictures. I agree that it's so cool to see them in that beautiful, natural nest.
     
  7. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Quote:This father hangs out with mom when she leaves the nest, but other than that she chases him and everyone else away. They are very bonded, I'm sure he is anxious for her to go back to her old flirty self!
     
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    that bottom picture is one of the sweetest things i have ever seen!!!
    when i get my ducks, i'll dream that they will look just that cute. momma should be proud, she did fine work!
     
  9. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:Canadian Geese are monogomous(sp?) which means they mate for life [​IMG]. I don't know about ducks though. I'm sure it would be helpful to the mama duck.
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Very cute! [​IMG]
     

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