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–UPDATE: It happened. We (and you) can now watch Daphne on live stream video. Take a look!–

A mama duck (what’s the correct name for a female duck anyway?) has laid eggs in a front planter here at HGTV headquarters. Daphne, as she calls herself, has faithfully been sitting on her eggs for over a week now. Because of who we are and what we do, we thought it only appropriate to create some shelter for Daph.

HGTV's Quack Shack

The sign reads: “Do not touch the eggs!”

As of Friday afternoon, HGTV facilities has placed a bowl of water by her nest, built a canopy (or “quack shack”) to shade her from the blazing sun and constructed a waddle ramp so once the eggs hatch, the little duckies can come down easily.

There’s talk that on Monday morning, a live stream camera will be installed so the office staff can watch Daphne from our desks. I worried that she may not appreciate the invasion of privacy, but now that I’ve been informed of her regular Tweets, I believe she can’t get enough of all this attention.

Any thoughts on what we should provide Daphne next?



19 Responses

  1. Todd B. says:

    Thanks for the live video of Daphne. Hope I'm watching when those ducklings show themselves.

  2. Mary says:

    Correct term for a female duck is a hen. The male is a drake. Love the LiveStream!

  3. Cecelia says:

    I must say I am enjoying watching Daphne on the livestream.

  4. Patricia R. says:

    I keep looking and I haven't seen Daph lately. I wonder if she and her babies have moved on.

  5. clearattenpo says:


  6. scuthighlyrum says:

    nice nice..

  7. recsingpoti says:

    got to love this shit…fuckin' pretty

  8. Greta Shumaker says:

    Great Kayla!

  9. @jessicaykr says:

    Here's the link to the story if you haven't seen it yet! http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/jun/29/scripps-

Grant DudleyGrant is the editor-in-chief of Design Happens and digital programming manager of HGTV.com. Despite growing up begging his mom not to ever drag him to another antique store, today his...


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