What a clutch
Actually it was 15
Good morning, Dear Reader. The sun is shining today, unlike yesterday where the whole day was gray and cool in Bippus. Every time I checked on them yesterday, Mama Duck and her babies were on the nest, huddled together, keeping warm.
Being concerned that they ought to get a drink and a bit of food, I endeavored to get them off the nest and over near the waterer and feeder.
As they followed their mama, single file, I was able to count them, more accurately, to get to a total of 15. What a brood!
Here they are near the chick feeder. The little ones get a special feed that is higher in protein. The little openings in the red feeder discourage the adult ducks from eating the duckling chow.