Yesterday we had a other mama duck come out with her babies. She has 5 total.
She had was keeping them in the goat pasture to start with. A bit unnerving for me. As I’m worried the babies will get stepped on. But thankfully all are fine.
And she now keeps them outside the goat pen. They’ve made their rounds through the yard. So far all moms and babies are all doing good. Also getting along so far. No one’s tried chasing the other mom and babies away.
Then we have lone baby duck.
Who we are raising ourselves. As the momma ducks won’t except him. But that’s ok. Cuz he has it made. As you can clearly see.
On my walk about. Checking ducks and ducklings. I ran into a another nesting duck. She was hid away in tall grass by my goat pen. Glad I wasn’t able to get my weed eater going as that was where I intended to cut down the grass.
So I know I have at least 3 on nests. So before to long we should have even more baby ducks. Sadly I now must post them for sale. Cuz otherwise we will have a hundred ducks come the end of summer.
At this point we have 37 ducks!! And to think we started with only 5.
Our first hatching this year. A total of 16. Which doubles our flock.
These two mama ducks are actually co-parenting. They sat a nest together. And now tending to the babies together. It’s amazing watching them. Makes me wonder why as humans we tend to struggle with co-parenting.
But anyways. One of the 16 babies is a special needs one. He/she has legs that spread apart when it tries to walk. There’s a chance I maybe able to help fix it’s legs. Something I seen while watching doc Pol. So I’ll give it a try. I’m also choosing to tend to it myself. Since it kept getting left behind(survival of the fittest). And for the safety of the chick ive put it in a secure location outside. With its own food water and tiny pond.
Oh and it’s own snuggle bunny lol
He needed a companion.
So that’s the newest additions and adventures on the farm. More ducklings expected to hatch…..