Duckies!

I had a request for some ducks. Here they are in all their feathered splendor.

Mabel wondering why I’m stalking her.

Maddie and Penelope unaware I’m coming for them next. Continue reading

Penelope In A Pretty Scarf

My ducks have fans.  Friend of ducks, MomSense, knitted three beautiful scarves for my ducks, each with their own color.

It went about as well as I expected – they removed them within a minute:

Here’s Mabel taking hers off.

I think I’ll do one duck, one scarf and take a photo.  It kind of stresses them out, but I bribed them with romaine lettuce and they forgave me.

There will be more…


 

Tao of Ducks: What Do You Mean You’re Trying To Work

Trying to get some work done today. It’s almost 60 degrees outside, so the patio door is open.  That just leads to this:

We are going to start a dedicated Youtube channel for the ducks. Just waiting for my GoPro to arrive. Because they HATE cameras and my only chance of catching their antics is via stealth.

Stay tuned…


 

Duck Sagas: Egg-cellent

So Penelope started laying consistently this week. Her endeavors have been adorable. The eggs have ranged from full-sized to fun-sized. I should have added chicken egg for comparison – but the third egg in is about chicken egg-sized.  Duck eggs are much bigger than even extra-large chicken eggs.

You can also see that Mabel and Maddie have been busy, as well. Their eggs are back to being hard-shelled after a few months of soft-shelled eggs. The culprit? Bixby’s dog food. They do love their dog food, so I switched Scout and the ducks back to the old food, while Bixby has to have a beef food because he’s developed a chicken allergy.

Ten days off of dog food and many days of Ducks On Strike and everything went back to normal. Except they still wouldn’t lay eggs consistently, so I relented and give them about 2 cups of Scout’s food to share in the morning. They are eating more laying mix of seeds/scratch but happy to have their dog food back and laying eggs daily.

They are also EXCELLENT bug hunters and I love watching them run around the yard devouring flies, grasshoppers and grubs.