ducklings!

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  1. bunkie

    bunkie Young Pine

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    hi sjoerd! sorry to have been gone for so long...buzy buzy buzy! i have a bunch of garden pics to post later, too!

    the duckies will be mainly for their eggs. you know, one chicken egg for breakfast is not quite enough, and a duck egg is like one and a half chicken eggs....just right, imo! :D

    we also may butcher a couple. we have to see how many males there are. we need a few to fertilize the eggs...better for you! we should know in a couple more weeks. the 'boys' get a little curly-que type feather over their tails.

    we can also use them for barter.
     
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    bunkie Young Pine

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    the ducks are 13 weeks today! here's a couple closeups of them...

    they have bright blue feathers on their wings that shine in the sun...

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    ducks in pond...they sure love that water...

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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Gosh Bunkie--they look quite attractive. What a change from the plumage that they were sporting as ducklings, eh?
    You have done a smashing job rearing them.
     
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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    Cute, cute, cute duckies!
    They certainly have a wonderful place to live!
     



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    bunkie Young Pine

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    more pics...

    duck expansion...apparently the duckies thought their pond was too small...we now have to enlarge their pen...

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    new duck feeder...

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    boy ducks...see the little curly tail feather...

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    duck's anxiously waiting...

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    spraying ducks....

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    happy ducks...

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    bunkie Young Pine

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    Philip Nulty Strong Ash

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    So true Bunkie,..and a great article in favor of the duck.
     
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    Huh, I dont remember seeing this thread way back when, baby duckies are so cute :D You still have em?
     
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    bunkie Young Pine

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    Yes Bip, we still have 3 boys and 11 girls. I've posted pics on the 'bunkie doing' thread.

    Right on Philip!

    Readying to pickle some of their eggs as we speak! :D
     

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