One joint nest

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newbyduckmom, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Always surprises me that three ducks, who sleep in opposite corners of the duck house, no matter how cold it is out (methinks the group together would be warmer - but I don't have down feathers!), will use the same nest to lay their eggs. They don't want to be near each other any other time. I watched them the other day (duck cam), taking turns sitting on the nest. The "mother" duck, who spends most of her time on the nest when she is in the house, gets up and one of the other two takes over immediately, but when she comes back, they relinquish the nest immediately...except for when it is their turn to lay, then she gets out of their way. Pretty amazing to watch...like a coordinated dance or something!
     
  2. BallardDuck

    BallardDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks all (three!) hang together, but I still found it a bit amusing to find their eggs laid so close! Love that you have a coop cam...you should broadcast it!
     
  3. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Coop cam = one electrician gadget crazy husband + one nervous-new-ducky-mom wife [​IMG] Then there are the two dachshunds that used to like to watch the ducky cam and try to find the ducks behind the tv! Dogs are now bored with ducky cam.


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  4. BallardDuck

    BallardDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweetest picture ever!
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I love that pic.. [​IMG]
     
  6. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Snohomish County, WA
    Quote:I think so too, but I might be just a tiny bit prejudiced![​IMG]
     
  7. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Thats funny.[​IMG]
     

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