At 7 o'clock every morning Quackers calls to me for her food and after a thorough bath she waddles back to her nest that she has covered with feathers to keep hidden and warm. She is usually a forager but for now I feed her so she can stay close to her nest.
Quackers is setting on nine eggs. We ordered them from a farm somewhere in California. Some eggs will hatch Blue Swedish and others will hatch Black Swedish. It is important to have both varieties for breeding a strong blue color.
It takes 28 days to hatch a duckling. At this post, she will have four days, counting today, to hatch her eggs.
You can see here, Quackers fanning her tail. This means get away from her nest because she is protecting her babies or should I say eggs.