|I knew it wasn't my fault. And you don't know why I'm hostile.|
Then I gave them 11 of the 16 eggs that my duck, Daisy, laid. I left 5 of the eggs in the nest. But I had marked the 1st 4 that she laid with a big black X, because Daisy had not been sittling on them and they sat out in the freezing weather. Then after more than 2 weeks she decided to sit on them. I had collected the new eggs each day and saved them for the class. That was why I marked the 1st 4 with the X.
I felt so sorry for Daisy sitting for 28 days, barely getting up to eat, drink and take a quick swim once a day. So on April 5th, when my grandson, Connor, yelled I see baby ducks; I thought surely only the last egg had hatched. So I said, "You see one duck?" He replied, "No, there are 4." Sure enough the 4 that I had marked with that X had all hatched; leaving just the newest egg unhatched.
I quickly texted the teacher to ask if her eggs had hatched. None of hers ended up hatching. So it appears Big Foot most likely does not shoot blanks. I'm sure he is thankful to Donald for clearing his reputation. It's still a mystery what went wrong with all those eggs at the school. One theory is that the heating unit in the building is cut off at 3 pm each day; but I don't know if that really affected them.
|Donald takes his job as protector very seriously.|
We are just happy that it is truly spring at our mini urban farm with baby chicks, baby goats and now 4 baby ducks. Oh, and as for the 5th egg; Daisy had to move on with the 4 that had hatched. Chase, my 12 year old grandson, understood what had happened and begged me to do something so it could hatch. I had to tell him that I am not a mother duck and I don't have an incubator. It was just one of those tough lessons one learns quickly when raising farm animals, even as pets.
|Adorable family of 6|
|Nothing beats a good spring rain.|