||Six weeks old|
||Danvers, Massachusetts, USA|
day in May a lot of people had noticed that a mallard duck had made
a nest in the grass near the school parking lot where I teach
Kindergarten. Not long after, we discovered she had laid nine eggs. Then
about a week later she was gone. She never came back. Everyone was very
worried about the eggs. I decided to take them and incubate them and see
if I could save them. I bought a book and followed everything that it
said. About 28 days later one of the eggs hatched. Jack was born.
Unfortunately, none of the other eggs made it. I have since learned that
it is very difficult to hatch mallards artificially. I was luck to get
Jack is a good duck. He follows me everywhere I go. We have a
large back yard and Jack swims in our pond everyday! He is still
unable to fly and is just starting to be able to quack. It has
been amazing to watch him grow!