Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Mama Dot *with edit

Mama Dot-I wonder how many feathers she plucked out to feather her nest???
Looks cozy

Our sweet duckie Dot has been sitting on a clutch of eggs. She's only been on them for 10 days out of 28 days total. Dot made her nest in an old dog house full of hay we have in the duck pen. So far so good.

Odd thing happened this morning, she wasn't the only one in the dog house. Another female duck was in there too. Rook got up and ran out with the other ducks. she left behind a small next of six eggs in front of Dot's nest. I have no idea where the six eggs came from
, they weren't there yesterday!

I checked back later and Dot was alone in the house and the eggs and Rooks nest were gone. The only thing I can figure out is that Dot loaned out some of her eggs for Rook to sit on and when Rook left, Dot took them back. Does that make sense????

This is Rook

I really don't understand duckie behavior. Either way, we should end up with a bunch of ducklings in a few weeks. it will be tough on the kids, but we'll have to sell off most of them.

*I caught a photo just this evening of Rook again on some eggs.
She stood up and hiss at me and I saw the eggs under her :-)

*If you look carefully at the above photo, you can see all the mosquitoes!
This is why we cannot go outside much this summer.

I know I haven't post anything artistic in awhile. I've been too busy or forgetful to take pics, but I will soon!

1 comment:

Pam McGregor said...

You will get baby ducks just in time for the kids to go to school. It won't be the kids that don't want to give them up it will be you. How many you think she has under there? You might double you amount of ducks. Let me know when they hatch maybe we can come over and see them.