Ducks

Our new ducks have been temporarily located on our front lawn as as with all temporary things, they last far too long. So after a few months and completely destroying our lawn, the ducks finally moved onto the paddock next to the chicken....

Yesterday was such a hot day that the ducks did not come out from their shady space underneath their house. ...

While I had some doubts that Jolan would really be looking after the little ducks, I have to say that she really lives up to it. Every day she gets the little - well, not so little any more now - ducks out of the night quartier out into the chook house and run. She cleans the container and feeds them and clean up after them. That's dedication at work.

If you read chapter 1, then you know about the ducklings that we hatched out of an incubator.

While lot 2 is now in the making, the little ducks have grown bigger and since Jolan has been looking after then so well, they seem to recognise her as their mother duck.

Ever since we went to the Kumeu Showgrounds poultry show, a certain someone in our family wanted ducks.
We finally organised some duck eggs and got some more from a local lady whose ducks had been laying frantically.
Meanwhile we bought an incubator. Should you ever go down the same road, please invest a bit more into a better incubator, the first one that arrived here did not even make it in one piece here.
Equipped with incubator and 20 duck eggs, we set out to start. A month later we were rewarded with the first duckling hatching.