Almost Ducklings

There’s been a tragedy. My dad’s Mallard hen abandoned her nest. There were 11 eggs under her and they were all doing well a few days ago when I candled them while she was off the nest. They were doing so well that I almost had an early hatcher. My best guess is that something ran her off the nest or otherwise scared her. We had some pretty cool temps last night, so by the time I got to them this afternoon it was too late. Continue reading