I hope it’s OK to use animals for Show & Tell. Click on the graphic to the left to visit other particpants at Kelli’s.
We have some new additions here. Ten, to be exact!
This mother duck has hatched babies three springs in a row. Usually her nest is just somewhere under a bush and the babies are caught and contained a couple days after they are born. This year Momma Duck was nice enough to lay her eggs right in the little duck house and the babies could be contained from birth – or so we thought.
When my husband went to check on them the morning after the day they hatched the ducklings were NOT in the cage. They were under the shed, behind the duck pool, in a concrete block, out in the yard, everywhere but in the duck house with Momma Duck.
Since he was there Momma Duck went into her house and stopped calling the stuck ducklings. Those baby ducks have the brain of a, well, a baby duck! Dumb!
He would get them in and they’d fall down, get stuck, or pop out again. Those little quackers were small enough to go through the holes in the chicken wire! I’m sure it didn’t help his case that our 3 kids were “helping.” In their pajamas, no less.
It was pretty funny when a dark brown duckling was stuck in their duck pool. He kept bobbing up and down like a bath toy that a baby pushes under water.
It only took about 45 minutes to get things right. He even let our kiddos pet one before he sent them [the kids, not the ducks] inside.
Later that day, I rescued 3 again. Now, 2 days later they are too big to make it through the fence and they are a little smarter. They sure couldn’t have been any dumber!