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I haven't been in here for quite a while so just to reaffirm my bad penny status I thought I'd share a couple of baby photos with you.

One of the hens decided to brood the Black East Indian duck eggs this year and we didn't think she would sit full term but she did. True to form for many commerical breeds, she had the mothering instinct of an empty tea cup and tried to kill the 3 hatchlings. After a non-heroic rescue (grabbing ducklings and whispering dire threats to the hen) we had to mother them, two died by the 3rd day but Tweatle survived and is at present sat on my lap preening.

This is a photo from last week, Tweatle is pretending my Mother's waist coat is a wing.

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