Ducklings

Ducklings

We can all use a bit of adorableness in our lives. So, for today’s post, I had to share a few Funfacts about ducklings as well as a bunch of wonderful photos.

The only ducks I’ve ever seen have been at municipal parks with small lakes. The ducks, of course, come paddling over quickly to see if you were smart to bring some bread to share. Most often I did because I wanted to engage with the web-footed creatures. Loved every moment of it.

Here’s one of those videos you hear about: A mother cat, having given birth to kittens, also corrals three newly-hatched ducklings to join her brood. Video I loved this real-life story of different species bonding, though I was stunned to see the ducks actually nursing on the mother cat. But ducks are omnivores and have a variety of foods they’ll eat like ‘grasses, aquatic plants, fish, insects, small amphibians, worms, and small molluscs’. (Source)

FunFacts about Ducklings (Source)

  • Ducklings are covered with down when born and are able to walk and leave the nest within a few hours of hatching.
  • As soon as a duckling’s down is dry after hatching, the baby duck can go in the water.
  • In the water, ducklings will trail after their mother. They’ll also trail on dry land.
  • The mother duck, called a hen, will lead the newly hatched ducklings as far as a half-mile to find a good water source for swimming and feeding.
  • To prepare her nest for her ducklings, a hen plucks feathers from her chest to line and insulate her nest. The de-feathering of her chest will also allow her to transmit body heat more efficiently to her eggs.

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