It's hard to believe how fast they are growing... They are doubling their size every week.
The first one is from 4/26, the second one is from 5-2, and the third one is from 5-10.
Awwwww that is so COOL! CD can I bring the young miss over to meet your ducks??
George Bernard Shaw: The greatest problem in communication is the illusion that it's being accomplished.
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(I like ducks)
what happens to them in the winter? do they go somewhere else or do they stay here?
my cat's breath smells like cat food.
Our ducks always stayed over the winter. At first because we clipped their wings, but later they just got too darn fat from our corn that they couldn't fly.
I really just wanted an answer not some clever quip.
Well, Kem, we plan on keeping them around, and I want to build them a duck shack under the deck behind the pond for winter and as a place they can run to if a hawk should happen to stalk them. They are aware when they're being stalked by a hawk, so that's good I guess...
I hope they stay, but they are animals, so if they take off and make a new life elsewhere, I'm not going to take it personally. If I have to bring them into the garage for the winter, I will, but I'd rather not. I've never had ducks before, so I am not sure what to expect from them.
The ducks are adorable, but the pond and the waterfall are very impressive!
" He that loses his conscience has nothing left worth keeping." Isaak Walton, 1593-1683
Another 4 weeks or so they should be just right to eat.
If you do keep them around and not eat them, duck eggs are excellent for baking.
“I know up on the top you are seeing great sights, but down at the bottom we, too, should have rights. "Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories"” by Dr. Seuss
I never developed a taste for duck eggs. But then, I rarely had the chance, as it seems every other living creature in the neighborhood loved them raw, and always seemed to find the nest before we did. In all our years of keeping ducks, I doubt we would need more than one hand to count the number of newborns.
beautiful yard!!! did u make the pond yourself?
Yes, we hand-dug the pond. NOT easy.