Friday, April 30, 2010

New Addition

Well, our class has been really enjoying our chicks. They are really getting big! I had been carefully candling the two duck eggs that I have. One of them I didn't really see much movement but the other one I kept seeing it move. Then a few days ago I stopped seeing the movement and expected that they died. So, I haven't really been paying much attention to them except for turning them. Well, today I wanted my students to see the chicks one last time before they left for the weekend. So, they came over to look and then lined up to leave. While, I was standing their watching them, I noticed that the incubator had a lot of condensation on it. Which is very strange!!! So, I peeked in and was extremely surprised to see a precious duck!!! I quick got my students back to the incubator to see this amazing addition to our family! They were so excited! I am amazed at the difference (Chicks/Ducks) in the time it takes them to walk. This little guy is really having to practice walking. It is soooooo cute. His little legs slide out from under him but, he is learning. I brought him home for the weekend so we could bond and have a little bath play time. You know ducks love water!!! I'll have to get back to you with those pictures. So, here is my little baby!!! I'm thinkin this little one needs a name. Any suggestions......???/

This is our little one drying in the incubator.

He worked so hard to get out of the egg....he is tired!

And now he is hungry! His first food!