It Finally Happened

This has been a couple years in the making.
We’ve been waiting what feels like for. ever.
We’ve been wanting this to happen for so long.
And finally…

This is Ripple…one of our muscovy hens.
Isn’t she a beautiful girl?
Look beside her…

There’s a scrap of something bright, bright yellow there…
Do you see it?

Do you see now?

Ripple has hatched out ducklings!!

It’s late in the season, yes.
But after the eggs I stuck into the incubator died (but were well formed) we knew our new drake was working…before winter though, I needed confirmation that spring would give us ducklings. Otherwise, I’d be looking for a new drake. Again.
So when Ripple decided she was sitting a nest at the end of July, we let her.

There’s 2!

There’s a couple more eggs under her that might hatch yet…

There’s 3!
You can just see the hint of a 3rd duckling under her.

Good job, Mama Ripple!

If that doesn’t make getting the duck house in place for winter that much more urgent, I don’t know what does!!

6 thoughts on “It Finally Happened

  1. Sandee says:

    Aw, how adorable. What a delightful surprise too.

    Have a fabulous day. β™₯

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  2. skyepony says:

    Adorable! Congrats to you and the proud mama:)

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  3. skyepony says:

    When we kept a duck house the best feature was an attached outdoor run with a three foot high fence around it and a smaller round kiddy pool.

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  4. good to see ducklings. glad the new drake worked out.

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  5. Too says:

    Bestest sweetest photos!!!!! That is just feathery love and loveliness all in one. Proud Momma Ripple! Hurray ducklings! A great day for MCF. πŸ™‚

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  6. Wyldkat says:

    Awww, how adorable. Congratulations!! ❀

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