Every morning I check the nesting box, unsure the ducks even know how to use it. There is actually a fake egg in there- the guy who sold me the coop said it was an “encouragement” egg. I tried not to roll my eyes. But, this morning when I opened up the hatch, I was surprised to see another egg there.
I can’t tell you whose egg it is – both Blue Swedish and Rouens have bluish eggs. But good to see someone in this house is earning their keep.
Zander has been on squirrel patrol all week, here he is scolding the squirrel for daring to come down the tree:
The ducks made it clear when they arrived that when the dogs eat, they eat.
They also prefer dog food, no matter how many duck crumbles I add to it, I usually end up dumping most of them out every few days.
In the video, I’m shaking their bowl, but only to get them to look at the camera. All I need to do is step outside and say “breakfast” or “dinner” and they are front and center.
I feed them away from the dogs because they have no problems going up to the dog bowls and pushing their way in. Both dogs back off, unhappily, but I don’t want to risk there being any snapping at the intrusion.
Funny thing, when I was uploading this video, this video of Bixby popped up and I noticed it had 6.6K views. Whaaaattt???