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.
There’s a scrap of something bright, bright yellow there…
Do you see it?
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.
If that doesn’t make getting the duck house in place for winter that much more urgent, I don’t know what does!!