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Jul 23, 2015 12:07 PM CST
Name: Tom
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Dot and Dash, my pair of Ancona ducks hatched 7 little ones. She had 8 eggs, and one didn't quite make it out of the shell. I tried to get a picture of all of them, but they are running around like crazy having a good time, so I didn't get them all in one shot. I was surprised to see how helpful the drake (Dash) was while hatching. He went in the nest too and would brood the ones that were hatched while the hen kept incubating the remaining eggs. He still helps keep them warm. He's a good daddy!
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Jul 24, 2015 9:18 AM CST
Name: Tom
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Here's some more baby duck pictures.
Taking a nap. I think you can count all seven on these pictures. When they are awake, they are running all over catching bugs and playing. I can watch them for a long time and enjoy them.
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Jul 24, 2015 10:26 AM CST
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There's nothing much cuter than a duckling.
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Jul 24, 2015 12:25 PM CST
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I agree The only thing cuter than a duckling is 7 ducklings! Thumbs up
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Jul 24, 2015 2:21 PM CST
Name: Tom
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I haven't raised ducks in years, and the last ones I had were Muscovy. I forgot how active they are. This hen is a great egg layer. The first year she produced an egg all but 5 days. the second year she dropped down some, and this year was doing quite well, but of course once I let her keep them she stopped when the nest was full.
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Jul 27, 2015 3:08 AM CST
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awww, those are so CUTE!
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Jul 27, 2015 8:00 PM CST
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Oh my are they ever cute. Thumbs up
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Jul 27, 2015 8:14 PM CST
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- And I'll bet they are already twice as big as in those photos; ducks grow so fast.I think we need an update.
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Jul 27, 2015 11:59 PM CST
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Jul 28, 2015 11:23 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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They are getting bigger every day. It's so fun to watch them. I'll have to take some more pictures.
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Jul 28, 2015 12:12 PM CST
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Jul 29, 2015 9:00 AM CST
Name: Tom
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Here's some pictures from this morning.
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Jul 29, 2015 9:02 AM CST
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Jul 30, 2015 12:38 PM CST
Name: Rita
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Little cutie fluffy butts! Hilarious! Thumbs up



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Jul 30, 2015 2:09 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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They're growing so fast.
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Jul 30, 2015 5:38 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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I had a scare tonight, when I went out to feed the horses I checked on the ducks and there was a little one stuck in the water and couldn't get out. I could see at a glance that it was in lots of trouble. I ran in and took him out, he was pretty week and could hardly walk. I put him in a sunny spot and kept checking on him. He began to preen a bit and clean himself up. Still had a hard time walking. About an hour later he was snuggled in a cluster with the sibling and mom, and later when I checked I couldn't tell which one it was they were all running about eating like nothing happened.

They have been jumping in and out of the water for several days now, so I wasn't worried I guess this one hadn't and didn't know how to get out. Guess I need to take that out of there until they are bigger. Maybe put some bricks in there for steps to get in and out. I'm really glad he made it.
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Jul 30, 2015 5:42 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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That was a lucky break that you happened to see him needing help.
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Jul 30, 2015 7:01 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Awwww, happy ending!
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Jul 31, 2015 1:17 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Yup, it's doing fine today. I took out that water trough until they get bigger.
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Jul 31, 2015 2:13 PM CST
Name: Rita
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tveguy3 said:Yup, it's doing fine today. I took out that water trough until they get bigger.


Good idea!

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