My Pekin Hen didn't get the memo.....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Blondiega1, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Delilah had been missing all day. I was very concerned about her and we had been looking for her.
    Well, everybody showed up for dinner this evening and Delilah came out of hiding!!
    She's been up under the back deck and has her another NEST complete with 6 EGGS!!!!

    Pekin Ducks aren't suppose to go broody, but Delilah apparently didn't get the memo!
    I've left the nest alone. I'm going to let her keep them and see what happens.
    To be continued................


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    She's sitting back on the nest this evening.
    She's right up against the back of the house hid up in the bushes so she's safe for the night.
    I'm anxious to see if she will hatch them out and raise them!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    [​IMG] but please don't assume a pred won't or can't find her.
     
  3. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I don't.
    We will be keeping a close eye on her.
     
  4. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Delilah sitting on her nest still.
    She's been on it all night and looks like she plans to stay on it today.
    She's hid up in the bushes behind the air conditioning unit.
    I had to climb around to get this 1st picture, then I quickly left as not to disturb her.
    In the second picture, if you look close, you can see her back up in the bushes so she's pretty well hid.

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    They sit for 28 days, and since yesterday was first day we noticed her missing, I'm starting the count down from there.
    Puts a potential hatch around Sept 6th.
    DUCK WATCH 2013 BEGINS!!!
    To be continued.........
     
  5. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any tips on what to do here?
    Just leave her be and let her handle it?

    It's going to be a looooooong 28 days for me!!! LOL
     
  6. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HOLY COW!!!!
    She's got more than I thought!!!

    I've counted 10, maybe 11!
    She came off to eat and go get a drink so I took the opportunity to take some more pics.


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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Looks like your going to have some ducklings!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm trying so hard not to get my hopes up, but I really hope so!!
     

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