Friday, May 1, 2009

Our duck?

Can someone help me out with this one?

We've had duck nesting for a few weeks now. The eggs starting hatching yesterday. This morning there is an empty nest full of leftover egg shells. There is female duck wandering around our yard. Now this female is sitting on the empty nest.

Is this our duck? Did something happen to her ducklings?

Is this a new duck using the nest?

If this is our poor duck missing the ducklings - how long will she stay here? I read somewhere that if you know that there is a nestful of dud eggs (they don't hatch after a month or so) that you should take the eggs away. But this mama is sitting on busted eggs.

What to do? It's a bit sad. My younger children fully believe it's a new duck - and until we figure it out - that's what we are going with.


Crunchy Momma said...

Is there an update on the duck? I am worried about her and the babies.

RealMom4Life said...

From what I have gathered from other people - it is likely our duck took her ducklings and left and this is a new momma wanna be? This duck only stuck around for a few days and the nest has been abandoned.

Crunchy Momma said...

Glad to hear that the duck and ducklings were not gone via Doggie Express!