What a joy it was to watch some of these dent their shells, and then break out into the world under their Mama (Nancy) just a few short days ago!
You see, we had another duck sitting on a nest (Minka) and we were sure we would have many ducklings by now. But for some reason, Minka kept rejecting eggs. Eventually she was sitting guard on one lone egg and for MANY MANY days over their hatch date, so we took it from her. It appeared not to be fertile. Poor Minka! We hope that she will lay another nest of eggs once she is all rested up again.
We waited on Nancy’s nest with a little less excitement in hopes of not being sad or disappointed over ducklings or no ducklings, but she didn’t disappoint.
She has 16 ducklings following her around!