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Old 04-17-2017, 02:04 PM
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Piper is beautiful and it appears she isn't at all bothered by her close proximity to your front door and work with your plants.

I'll be looking forward to your updates!

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Piper is a lovely name for a duck I don't know why it sounds so good, but it just does!
Can't wait to see her babies!
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Hi Katie..Just wanted to know if you've scoped out your area for the closest pond or stream. That's where she'll be headed after the kids hatch. You could google maps your address and click on "satellite" and zoom in for detail. Keep in mind to not get too close to the nest but she feels safe where she is. It's possible that she's been sitting
on her eggs before you discovered her but anyway, when you go out
side, always listen for peeping sounds, coming from the area which tells you that hatching has started. They'll likely all hatch about the same day, and will leave then next day.
In the meantime, check out any potential barriers for her to escort
her brood to their watery home. Remember she cannot carry them but simply leads. I've done this a number of times at the school I taught, with a female that laid her eggs in an enclosed courtyard and the school had to open two doors in a hallway to allow mom and ducklings to walk into the school hall and out another door to a nearby pond. Very cool. Lots of kids got to see this.
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She's adorable! How special she's chosen you to watch over her and her chicks

I can't wait for more updates!
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How fantastic she has a wonderful nest, what a great job she has done! Do keep us informed more pics when babies arrive and how she deals with the tricky business of getting them to water.
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How very exciting Waiting nervously for updates!!
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Hello all! Just wanted to inform you that Mama Duck (aka Piper) has been vigilantly sitting on her nest. Don't know how long the eggs were laid before we discovered them, but I'd say it hadn't been more than a few days. If it had been longer (say, a week), I'd guess that the eggs would be hatching this week since it'd have been about 3-3 1/2 weeks in all today and the eggs incubate for 28 days! I think it's more likely that it's been about 2 1/2 weeks since she's laid them and that they'll be hatching sometime next week! Super exciting! Of course I'll post when they hatch!
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Katie,
Thanks for the additional information.
Any idea what Mama Duck is eating while she's incubating the eggs? Does she leave the nest for a period of time each day to eat and drink?
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By luck that mother duck found the right house to nest at. I see how close she is to your door. You right as you car about both her and the baby ducks that will be there. You will enjoy watching them.
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Katie,
Thanks for the additional information.
Any idea what Mama Duck is eating while she's incubating the eggs? Does she leave the nest for a period of time each day to eat and drink?
I don't know what she's eating for sure, but I'd guess she's going to a nearby pond. We have a golf course at the base of our hill (a little over a mile) with many ponds and ducks there. We also have a pond about a mile in the other direction in the midst of the foothills- it's kind of a swamp-like area. I hope for her and the ducklings' sakes that there's one nearer that I don't know about so when they all make the trek over, it'll be a whole let less of a walk for the little ones! And yes, she leaves the nest at least once a day (not sure how often/long because I don't want to bug her, so I only glance over when I'm already outside and a distance away)

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By luck that mother duck found the right house to nest at. I see how close she is to your door. You right as you car about both her and the baby ducks that will be there. You will enjoy watching them.
Thank you! I am very excited for when the ducklings hatch and I hope that the pond is somewhere near so I can see them again! I don't think they'll be by me long after they hatch since the mother duck takes them to grow up near a pond so they have a food source nearby! Will hopefully have my camera ready for the short time they're here!
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