Trenton’s mallard hen was the first one to bring her babies out!
She decided that next to the pig pen was a good place to make a nest.
And she sat there quite contentedly behind a piece of plywood. 🙂
Trent checked her carefully & regularly to make sure she was doing ok. Her mate guarded her loyally. 🙂 Monday (May 26th) Trenton discovered ducklings poking out from under the hen! She hatched 6 of them! Tuesday we decided it was best to move her & the ducklings into a hutch. So we scooped them up into my sweatshirt 😉
Momma Mallard was NOT happy so Trenton lugged her carefully so she couldn’t bite him! She was MUCH happier once we showed her how nice the new living quarters were. 😀
Looks like 2 of the 6 are Khaki or Khaki crosses 🙂 Momma Mallard didn’t know that we snuck a couple other eggs under her. 😉