Purchased my pair of Saxony Bantams some months ago. Enjoyed the eggs. I have always had chooks, I grew up with chooks. Now is the time to make a change and I love them. I love the eggs. They make gorgeous sponges etc (or perhaps it's my good cooking Was thrilled when I learned that Mrs Duck was sitting on 8 eggs. WOW, your going to be a grandma everyone said. Exactly 28 days after I noticed she was sitting, 8 hatching's made it into this world. On day three and four there were storms and I lost three of them. They had shelter, so I'm not sure exactly what happened. On day four I was advised to remove the ducklings from the parents. Apparently Saxony's don't make first time round good mothers and the drakes have been known to kill the ducklings. Which makes me wonder. I cannot find one of the ducklings, I wonder if he ate it? They're not in a huge pen and I have looked in all the nooks and crannies with no success. Morning after the storms when i checked on them, one of them had been scalped, like all the fur on the back of it's head had been pulled off and there was just red raw skin showing. I immediately removed the duckling to deal with it. I watched her with them and she did get nasty with them, and the drake never really cared, he just walked on them if they got in his way. Which makes me wonder. Anyway, the night I removed them I noticed the smallest one kept sitting down. I took them inside and popped them all together in a box. It's summer here, so I didn't feel any source of heat was necessary. They could keep each other warm. and they have done. Day 5: The smallest one was very week. I couldn't do anything to help. It was just a matter of time. I had to go out this day. I didn't want to, but kind of glad I did, I needed cheering up. The little one only lasted another hour or two. It was the cutest too So here it is, Day 8: I have four healthy little ducklings. They are slowly becoming tame. The head on the little one is looking so much better. I made a small transportable pen for them so I can move them inside and out. I'm thinking of shutting the dogs and cats outside and let them go in the house for a bit. I have been feeding them mostly Pollard but I read from a manufacture of pollard that it shouldn't be given to very young stock. I'm grinding duck crumble for them and adding it to the pollard. What do you feed your ducklings?