Six baby ducklings hatched in our duck house. Last Spring we had nine at the end of March, four in July, and nine again in August, all of whom got as big as their mother; and off they flew after 53 days!
This year, April 19 they hatched; and the first night, It poured rain like I have never seen here!
The next day I could see only two ducklings; and I was beside myself!
More rain; and no ducklings!
I had no idea that the wood chips had become soaking wet; and the poor mother duck was trying to keep her ducklings warm; and she couldn’t!!
This is the repaired old duck house; and the new duck house from South Carolina!!! Today the new one went into the pond!