Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Missing Duck Mystery - Solved!

Ever since we got that new drake the ducks have been in a dither. We had to shuffle everyone around to put all of the duck hens in with the new dandy.

 I didn't see anything but hay. Hey! What's that?

All except two. My funny little garage duck doesn't get along with the other ladies so she stayed put. And we couldn't catch one of the little runner ducks so she stayed in the garage also.

But we haven't seen the little runner hen for the last couple of days. This usually means bad news. As in curtains. As in "get the gloves and bring a bag." Woefully I checked around but I couldn't find her remaining remains...or any other sign of her.

So I brought in the big guns. The Big Man is really good at finding the bodies. He was in the garage for about a minute and came out laughing.  He found her. She was up on the stack of hay bales on a beautiful nest. A nest! At this time of year!

Who knows if the eggs are good but at least we know where she is now. Silly girl. 

Happy Tuesday everyone! Anyone else have a duck who doesn't know when to set a nest?


freemotion said...

If she didn't have a honeymoon with the new drake, wouldn't the eggs be infertile? Or do ducks share nests like hens do?

small farm girl said...

No ducks, but I've had chickens come back to the "herd" after a LONG while. lol

Horst in Edmonton said...

Glad you found her alive. Have a wonderful day.

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Free - we have other drakes... we are just holding this new one for a friend. so the missing gal just missed out on the new guy. we've found that the ducks and chickens all share the same nests.

SFG - did she come back with babies?

Thanks Horst! And thanks for stopping by. I'll be coming round your place for more of those stunning pix!

Weekend Cowgirl said...

Glad she is OK as she is very cute. Have not ever had ducks since I was little. Loved them..

Ohiofarmgirl said...

I love our ducks, WCG..they really are funny little creatures. this little gal is really giving that nest the business - she is screwed down tight on it. i hope she gets a hatch.

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