End of a broody era

Vita’s eggs didn’t hatch. We have put her back in with the other ducks and she seems to be doing O.K. We are hoping she will take on an aunty role. I have a few theories as to why they didn’t hatch. i don’t think the duck house was an ideal broody box, she had a tendency to mess in her nest, which will have poisoned the eggs i would have thought. Also the magpie got most of the eggs due to the wire gauge not being small enough. I am now wondering if either of them will start laying before the end of the summer. Orlando is already mating with Virginia a bit. I don’t think we will let the girls sit again, but we might incubate after we have been away for our holiday.


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