They don't have that sparkle back in their eyes yet or getting into mischief like they normally do but at least they are playing again.
Sister Sister hatched a baby duckling Friday evening. William and I were out feeding and got to see it hatch. At first Sister Sister didn't want anything to do with this strange chick but we left it with her and checked on them during the night. The next morning she had cleaned it a little but was more interested in sitting on the other eggs. I took the little black duckling and put it in with Sister and her baby duckling. Right away she scooted it under her wing and sat on it till I walked away. She cleaned it up really well. She now has 2 baby ducklings she is mothering. I put a pan of water in the pen today and when the oldest duckling tried to get in she clucked at him and made him get away from the water. A few minutes later the little duckling tried to get in the water and the bigger duckling fussed at him and made him get away from the water. They are so cute to watch and Sister has done a good job of teaching them to scratch for food. She just needs to chill out while they learn to swim!
This is the best photo I could get of the ducklings. Sister Sister is very protective of her "chicks" She was standing in front of them clucking at me for being near their pen.
Thank you everyone for the sweet and caring comments from yesterday's post. I try to keep things light and upbeat on the blog so apologise for dumping my stressful weekend on you. Today is the beginning of a new week, new day, new start. Going to make the best I can out of it. I am very blessed in so many many ways.