Not the best timing Jemima!

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  1. Beanwood

    Beanwood Moderator Forum Supporter

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    Popped out tonight to check everyone had gone to bed. When I noticed one of my two Muscovy ducks looking a bit odd and sat outside one of the sheds. On closer examination, I found she was sat in the wet and cold keeping 7 (or 8...) ducklings warm. They look about a day old, lord knows where she had been brooding them!

    I carefully bundled them all in my jumper (followed by a very irate mother duck..) and popped them into a shed, where I knew they would be safe from predators. Then the task of reuniting mum with her ducklings...not so easy! Eventually managed to reunite mum with her ducklings.

    Photos tomorrow..but boy do I need a drink!
     
  2. snowbunny

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    Video? ;)

    OK, how do you lure a mother duck? Get a drink (still doing dry October??) and tell us all about it :)

    PS Jemima... the duck... in a puddle?

    :cwl:
     
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  3. Beanwood

    Beanwood Moderator Forum Supporter

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    I did go live on fb, never done that before! Seem to have deleted it though.. will take another one tomorrow and photos of course!

    What on earth am I going to do with 7 ducklings this time of year, as if we are not busy enough...sigh.
     
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  4. selina27

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    Goodness, fancy that , it is a funny time of year for ducklings, bet they're cute though.

    What's with all this dry October stuff?
     
  5. charlie

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    Aw can't wait to see the video. Do you think they will survive Kate as it's so late in the year? I do hope so xx
     
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    I saw your live video!!!
    It popped up and I clicked on it.
    Sooooo cute! :D
     
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    Awww, how gorgeous, can't wait to see pics :)
     
  8. Beanwood

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    Well, we think we have worked out where she was brooding them. Quite a walk to get them into the main poultry run bless her! Checked in in her this morning and mum and ducklings are fine. I can confirm we have 7 baby muscovies!
    Will nip down and take a few photos later :)
     
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    Nice work!

    Nothing will stop a broody Muscovy....
     
  10. Emily

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    Naw, lovely :)
     
  11. kateincornwall

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    I saw them on your live feed too , gorgeous little fluff balls x
     
  12. Boogie

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    Oh my word, how exciting!

    :D
     
  13. Beanwood

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    Update: So the little darlings are doing well, growing like weeds, time-consuming and eating us out of house and home. They are still with mum and boarding with our 2 ancient runner ducks...:)

     
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    Oh how nice! They look like a healthy bunch! I love the rooster crowing in the background. It's all so peaceful with the happy duckies muttering away:inlove:
     
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    They look pretty sturdy!
     
  16. Emily_BabbelHund

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    You mean "huge". They look pretty "huge".

    When I first saw Kate's ducks, I asked her OH if they were some sort of duck-shaped goose. He had a good laugh at me over that, as apparently they are normal-sized for their breed, I'd just not encountered such "sturdy" ducks before.

    I think Kate just has a strange outlook on proper animal sizes. I mean, consider Remy, the COUS (Cat of Unusual Size). :D

    Glad to hear the ducklings are thriving despite their oddly-timed birthday!
     
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    :cwl:
     
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  18. Beanwood

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    And sometimes they actually fly..when Morph takes off he looks like a Lancaster bomber! :inlove:
     
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    Gorgeous little flappers :inlove:
     

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