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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?

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  1. Christine says:

    Daphne's got it made…in the shade! Way to go HGTV in doing all of this for Daphne and her eggs!

  2. Greta Shumaker says:

    A local news station should cover this story. It would be a nice story instead of all the awful things happening now.

  3. Annsley says:

    Kudos to HGTV for taking care of of this duck and her little soon-to-be ducklings.

  4. Beth Freeman says:

    Daphne is one lucky duck. With record-breaking high temps, HGTV has come to her and her little family's rescue. Thumbs up to HGTV!

  5. van w. says:

    Just read the blog and it makes me so happy. Best wishes to this duck family.

  6. erin b. says:

    i like it that daphne is being spoiled right now. she deserves it.

  7. Mary McKay says:

    Keep us posted on Daphne and babies. A follow-up blog would be good. Thank you.

  8. Sharon Morton says:

    I wonder what Daphne's thinking with everything going on around her. I'm glad HGTV is pampering her and the eggs right now.

  9. Valerie says:

    Enjoyed reading about Daphne's adventures in the paper today.

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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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