Well, I came home to a surprise...*PICS* (( Tragedy Strikes ))

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Goat_Walker, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    My duckling that were due on the 1st or so hatched today! I went out side and my little mama had 11 ducklings by her side! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Considering I have 3 males, Im not sure which exactly sired each duckling but I have an inkling considering they come in three different colors.
    Mom is a Pure Buff,
    Babies are either:
    Buff x Mallard
    Buff x Domestic bibbed mallard
    Buff x MallardxBuff

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    Well on 5/2 I came home and now I am three ducklings short. I found a 5 ft and a 4ft rat snake in my ducklings enclosure and the 5fter had three little bumps. They are both now rotting on our burn pile. I hate wild mice. Hate them . I know its a strong word, but as we were looking/killin the snakes, I counted 7 mice running for cover.
    My lil mama and her 8 remaining ducklings are now 2 ft off the ground in a 3 x 2 cage double wrapped in rat wire.




    Edited to add pictures and breed specifications.
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2009
  2. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

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    oh wow! yay...pics!!!
     
  3. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like to come home to surprises. That would have made my week. I am subscribing to this post so get those pictures posted!
     
  4. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    I'm about to go take some pictures, I cant guarantee they will be up tonight considering my camera has an attitude problem [​IMG]
     
  5. Cajunsamoan

    Cajunsamoan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! I can't wait to see pics.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    What mixes do you have there? Is mom a buff mix? Some of the babies look like Rouens.
     
  7. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
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    The mom is SO cute what is she?
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Great pics... I can just hear that momma hissing and protecting her ducklings!
     
  9. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
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    awww....cutie pies!
     
  10. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my gosh, how cool is that!
     

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