They've arrived!!! Yes, our ducklings are hatching, with seven born and one hatching as I write this post.
Behind this door the mother ducks have been working hard over the last few weeks, patiently sitting,
amongst the straw and feathers, keeping those precious eggs warm.
The kids have been waiting too..
Suddenly they began to arrive! Here is Bandit, the only brown one so far.
And his six fluffy siblings, aren't they the cutest?
The whole garden has been buzzing with the news of the ducklings arrival, here are Norman and White Chook, off for a sticky beak.
As you can imagine, I could take photo's of them all day long. The mums are graciously putting up with me,
and they even let me have a close look into the nest where I was lucky to find another little brown baby hatching!
Here it is a little bit later, having a brief visit inside before hopping back under the warm feathers of one of it's mums. Breaking out of the egg must be tiring, this little one looks exhausted. But they so quickly perk up and seem to grow bigger even as we watch them.
Exciting times at our house this week. It's so amazing watching new life begin, this is one of the most magical parts of having pets and animals, children too! I saw a new born baby at school today and felt that same warm rush of happiness, such a precious time.
I hope your week is a happy one, see you soon lovely ones xo