Which do you want first? Good or bad news?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by shelleyd2008, May 13, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    23,384
    34
    351
    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Well, the good news is that my cayuga duck is not MIA, she was lounging next to the pond with her drake today.

    The bad news is that this means she has lost yet another clutch of eggs [​IMG]

    Poor girl! She has tried to hatch at least twice so far, and something keeps getting her eggs! I guess it is time to lock her up.
     
  2. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

    5,832
    24
    278
    Feb 24, 2009
    far west Ohio
    [​IMG] At least she is safe.
     
  3. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

    5,038
    12
    281
    Apr 9, 2007
    Troy,Missouri
    Poor girl, but at least she isnt MIA anymore and she is home safe
     
  4. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    875
    5
    151
    May 4, 2008
    Southern Illinois
    Quote:Are you sure she has lost a clutch and wasn't just taking a little break from brooding the eggs?
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    23,384
    34
    351
    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Quote:Are you sure she has lost a clutch and wasn't just taking a little break from brooding the eggs?

    No, she was by the pond for hours. If she were taking a break I probably wouldn't have seen her. I haven't seen her for 3 or 4 days, that's why I thought she was MIA. I knew she was setting eggs, but I would still see her for a few minutes every other day at least.
     
  6. countrybum

    countrybum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2008
    area pop. 96
    Now you have me wondering about my sitting Cayuga. I guess I will have to take a walk across the lake tomorrow and see if she is still around and alive. I have not seen her in 3 days.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    23,384
    34
    351
    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Quote:If this one had decided to set somewhere in the yard or upper pasture, she would be just fine. But she decided to nest over the hill on the government land, and the dog doesn't pay attention to what goes on that far away. I have a rouen duck that is setting as well, and other than the occassional puppy molesting her, she is perfectly safe.

    ETA: I'll have to lock her up, I only have 2 female and 1 male cayuga. They are not exactly easy to find in this area.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2009
  8. countrybum

    countrybum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2008
    area pop. 96
    I know that, mine was right up against the tree and I almost did not see her. Now that I know where she is I will check on her tomorrow. She is sitting on 13 eggs, cannot wait to see how many babies she hatches. She had 15 but I stole 2 to watch her progress and know when to expect them.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2009

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by