Owen has gone as it was not good to keep him suffering any longer with no chance of a cure. He only weighed 17 Kg in the end but he did get to see the new Ducklings hatch this morning.
The 4 ducklings are all different colours and confusing Blondie, their surrogate Mum, who is a bit concerned that they keep sitting in the drinking water. At some stages all 4 manage to squeeze in.
One Hen chick has almost got out of its egg too so it and up to 5 other chicks should be running around in a day or two.