If you’re on Facebook, you may have seen this pic of a very proud Pixie with her clutch of half hatched Muscovy ducklings.
8 hatched, 2 of which died and these are the 6 remaining cuties. They are such time wasters :)
Two more eggs had pipped, but Pixie had abandoned the eggs before the little ones had hatched. By the time I got to them they were stone cold, but as they were still moving inside the shells, I figured there was nothing to lose. I ‘peeled’ them out of their shells (a big no no according to all the books – never do this unless if you really have nothing to lose) and popped them in the airing cupboard.
Honestly, I expected to find them dead within the hour. But 24 hours later, these 2 are causing havoc in my front room!
So adorable, they’ve imprinted me as their mummy and answer me when I call them. I can’t see Pixie accepting them back as her own, so these two may end up as extended house guests. Just don’t tell Jonny my plans :)