Yesterday morning I found an egg in the middle of the duck run. When I went over to see to it, the shell cracked open and a duckling popped out. The mother is almost eight years old and I thought she had just stopped laying. Anyway, to cut a long story short, she wanted nothing to do with it. I knew if I left it the rats would get it, so I fetched it home. It`s now sitting in a box in the bathroom, looking fine and eating well but very lonely. Has anybody in the Gateshead area just hatched ducklings out and if they have, would they like to make a little Khaki Cambell duckling happy.