Hopefully a rescue

Well, try as we might, the musco-teer has abandoned her nest to become the third mother of the eight Muscovy ducklings.

extra mum

Of course this all had to happen just as guests were coming down for breakfast. Kevin goes out to work earlier on a Wednesday, so it was action stations with preparations for a rescue. Whilst I continued with breakfasts, Kevin brought out the trusty incubator and plugged it in. After breakfast, I collected the abandoned eggs and popped them in there. Will the rescue be successful? Fingers crossed.


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7 Responses to “Hopefully a rescue”

  1. patinaandcompany Says:

    Love those muscovies. We used to have dozens when I was a teenager and they kept us in stitches. They look like they have so much character!

    • garybuie01 Says:

      That’s certainly something which they don’t lack! now orderly hatching techniques, well, that’s a different matter!

  2. Diane Fairhall Says:

    I think I could have waited for my breakfast to see such a spectacle! Unless I was catching the ferry, of course. 🙂

    • garybuie01 Says:

      I tell you what Diane, If anything is going to go wrong, it does so on a Wednesday morning when Kevin has an early start and I’m alone!

  3. Diane Fairhall Says:

    Forgot to say – better luck with this lot. 🙂

  4. RecyclerSA Says:

    Oh no! don’t suppose anybody will want the ducklings when they hatch? Hope it all sorts itself out. Laura

    • garybuie01 Says:

      Who knows Laura, but Kevin’s rigged up an infra-red lamp in the duck house so that at least the new arrivals will be able to keep warm. Maybe being in close proximity will result in some adoptions! At the moment things aren’t looking great on the incubator front but we’ll give it a wee bit more time yet.

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