Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cheep, Cheep, Cheep!

We finally have some ducklings! This good mama duck has been sitting for 30 or so days. She has hatched at least 10 ducklings and there are a couple more eggs so I will wait and see tonight how many there are. It can take up to 24 hours for all the eggs in a clutch to hatch. Later tonight we will have to gather these cuties up and put them in a stall for their own protection. The duck yard is not safe enough for tiny ducklings.

Look closely at the picture below. This Ancona hen as began setting on a nest the whole flock has been contributing to. Unfortunately, it is OUTSIDE the duck pen. I will have to try to move them inside and see if she continues setting on them. She is not safe on the here.
Our Goose is growing up and is all feathered out now. Isn't he/she pretty! ( We don't know if it's a goose or gander!)


  1. i'm skerred of geese... don't ever let her near me!

  2. Oh my goodness, they are so cute. My little girls loved watching them.


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