Wednesday, 5 June 2013

5 ducklings in total

The five ducklings hatched yesterday turned out to be the final total. So, two eggs failed to hatch. As is the usual practice, the ducklings were to be kept in the incubator for 24 hours. However, when I got home this afternoon, I found that they had managed to push off the cover of the incubator which was sitting upside down on the floor with four of them sitting in it! One of the ducklings was sitting by itself on the floor. So, I rapidly set up the brooder cage and placed them in it. It will be home for the next month after which they will be moved over to the allotment where they will live with the adult ducks and drakes (which just happen to be their actual parents).