The wait is finally over. We have baby ducks on the homestead! Yippee! Little Number Five did a great job! Bob calls them duckens. I call them lil’ Dickens :)
By our calculations they were due on Sunday but you know how that goes. Three of the ducks hatched on Saturday and one more hatched on Sunday. Good thing I sent hubby to the feed store for baby food.
We got 4 ducklings out of 7 eggs. Not to shabby considering we didn’t use an electric incubator.
Bob just stuck the camera inside the door and tried for a decent photo of them. Turned out pretty good, eh? This was when Number Five was still sitting on the last egg.
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They have been temporarily named Number 1, Number 2, Number 3, and Number 4 until we can figure out if they’re boys or girls.
I tried to include some video we took but YouTube was having issues or I was having issues with YouTube. Either way it didn’t work. I’ll try again soon because they are sooooo cute you’ll definitely want to see it.