Two of the Rouen mama ducks are sitting on eggs in a corner of the barn. It is a very dark corner. One would never know there are ducks and eggs in that corner except for the hissing sound that comes if you venture a little too near. Sounds like a snake. The Rouen are very lovely, brown with a blue mark on their side. They are perfectly camoflauged. I think they have been on their nest for a couple of weeks. Maybe more.
The Pekins are sitting on a nest in the corner of the chicken house in the field. They just started sitting on their eggs.
So far they look much more responsible than Jemima Puddleduck. Jemima was invited by a wily fox to move her eggs into his den. These gals don't look like they would pay attention to any fox. Even the dogs stay away from that menacing hiss.
Safely tucked, nice and warm, baby little duckies are growing.
Can't wait to see them once they crack their way into the world!
PS Jemima Puddleduck is a story written by Beatrix Potter, one of my favorite authors/illustrators. If you haven't read it, I think you should. Then come on out and we will show you some more responsible mothers. But don't get too close!