Mother of the year - 1 Hen, 76 Ducklings





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    Default Mother of the year - 1 Hen, 76 Ducklings

    Mama is a common merganser, a duck found on US freshwater lakes. Females can lay up to a dozen or so eggs, according to the National Audubon Society. But, in a twist, common mergansers don’t incubate only their own eggs. Experts say females often “dump” their eggs in the nests of other birds in an effort to spread out their offspring and increase the chances of survival.


    Still, even if Mama had other birds’ eggs dumped in her nest, she could not have managed to sit on so many eggs.
    “It’s impossible for this individual to have incubated, you know, 50 eggs,” he said. “That is really too much.”

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    Default Re: Mother of the year - 1 Hen, 76 Ducklings

    We have a chicken hen that can't manage more than one. She starts with 6 or 8 and within a week she's forgotten where they are. Only the fastest ones survive.

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    Default Re: Mother of the year - 1 Hen, 76 Ducklings

    Maybe time for a few ducks!

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    Default Re: Mother of the year - 1 Hen, 76 Ducklings

    I'm just glad not to be the father..


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    Default Re: Mother of the year - 1 Hen, 76 Ducklings

    You bet!

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    Default Re: Mother of the year - 1 Hen, 76 Ducklings

    Well done Mama , I salute you.

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    Default Re: Mother of the year - 1 Hen, 76 Ducklings

    I am just checking your Maths.....😋

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    Default Re: Mother of the year - 1 Hen, 76 Ducklings

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    I am just checking your Maths.....😋
    You do know ducks have two breasts.
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    Default Re: Mother of the year - 1 Hen, 76 Ducklings

    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    You do know ducks have two breasts.
    What for?
    Drakes don't have hands!
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    Default Re: Mother of the year - 1 Hen, 76 Ducklings

    Quote Originally Posted by 4eTouareg View Post
    What for?
    Drakes don't have hands!
    Naughty naughty.
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    Default Re: Mother of the year - 1 Hen, 76 Ducklings

    Now that mother has all her ducks in a row!
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