ducklings!

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  1. stratsmom

    stratsmom Flower Fanatic

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    Poor Pete! His life is about to get complicated!!! :D
     
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    daisybeans Hardy Maple

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    I love these pics. I would love to have a place where I could have some ducks! That Pete. He knows how to have a good time, for a cat!
     
  3. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Hahahaha... That Pete!
    Your duckies are growing like weeds. They must be glad to be outside now.
    Well done, Bunkie.
     
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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    Haha, Pete is something else. :D Lovely ducklings, and my! how fast they grow. :D
     



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  5. bunkie

    bunkie Young Pine

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    just this week we have moved the 'kids' to a larger pen. will take pics later. they're 4 weeks old today!

    duckies a little over a week old...

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    first outside pen...woohoo room...

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    pete visiting the duckies...

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    pete resting after visiting with the duckies...

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    does pete hear more birds....

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    garlic scapes...yum...from our garden...

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  6. glendann

    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Frank I'm thinking Pete has a duckling in mind for Thanksgiving.Bunkie they wouldn't last no longer than a snowball in he** around here.I think Pete may get over watching them very soon.I do love that cat LOL.
     
  7. Sjoerd

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    I am enjoying seeing your duckies, Bunkie....and that Pete--he is somthin'els. :)
     
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    I wonder if Pete is guarding the ducks?
     
  9. bunkie

    bunkie Young Pine

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    i dunno daisy. last night, when i put them to bed in their cabin and was hosing off their water and food containers, pete, once again, tried climbing on the roof of their pen.

    unfortunately, the hose sort of slipped from my hand and he got a good washing! :D i don't think he's figured out it's me doing the watering!

    for some dumb reason....maybe he is guarding the duckies...he likes to sleep in the sun on the chickenwire roof of their pen. i'm trying to discourage him of it...
     
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    They are really progressing very well Bunkie, wish I had a bigger place so I can start on life stock. :)
     
  11. bunkie

    bunkie Young Pine

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    yes kk, they're growing in leaps and bounds aand pin feathers! their little wings are starting to get real feathers on them...and one duck, i think a female is quacking!!! :D

    speaking of pete...while i was mulching with straw in the wheelbarrow this morning early, before the heat, pete decided to take a ride. he rode all the way to the straw pile in the wheelbarrow! he has such attitude! :D
     
  12. bunkie

    bunkie Young Pine

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    whelp, the duckies are 7 and a half weeks old now, gaining feathers as well as an 'attitude'. they went from eating out of my hands to running away from me...d**n teenagers! i'm going to buy a duck call and take control of my flock...very very soon! :O)
    duck pens....ed built a small one with a cabin in it for nighttime, and a larger one for outdoor perusing...that one will be made much bigger, and have a real pond soon...


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    scared ducks...here comes mom to feed us...

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    oh no! it was pete...jumping on the roof again...

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    not walking, but running from little to big pen...

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    large outdoor pen...

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    fresh food and water...

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    closing gate to run...lizzie helping...

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    closeup...new feathers and wings, oh my!

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    daddy duck watches over flock...

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    pen view from the balconey...

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    Gosh, they sound like a handful. But a very cute handful. :D
     
  14. bunkie

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    whelp, the 'teenagers' are almost ten weeks old now, come Monday. hubby built them a nice big pen and a nice full pond. they finally found the pond the beginning of this week, and have been in it ever since! hubby's afraid they're gonna get water-logged! :D

    here's the latest in pics...

    duck pen from our porch. everyone's eating...

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    duck pen, heading for the pond...

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    duck pen, in pond...

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    duck pen and start of wood pile in foreground...

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    duck pond , all lined up in a row (in ceter of pics)...

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    they here us coming...

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    pete helping at duck gate...

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    oh no...pete's with her...run for the hills!

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    flapping wings...

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    more flapping...happy campers...er...i mean haappy ducks!

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  15. Sjoerd

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    Hiyah Bunkie--nice to see you.
    Those duckies are coming right along, aren't they?

    That's a nice pen they have now with their own swimming pond.
    BTW--what are the long term plans for the duckies? Will you just keep them as pets?
     

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