Friday, August 29, 2008
Remember these guys? May 14...cute and we could not tell if they were male or females...as we bought straight runs(meaning not sexed could be either). They have grown lots since May.
Here they are today. They are free range I suppose, as we let them wander the back yard at will. It turns out we have three males and one female, as their adult feathers are coming in nicely. We are going to keep a male and the female, to give us more, and we will put the other two in the freezer around November. They eat the bugs, and many weeds. I have been amazed at how much I have learned watching them wander. I confess that Pepsi the Basset Hound avoids them.
Just another view of the ducks to see the feathers. We discovered something big about the ducks...they are brutal! We were given a gosling around the end of June, and I put her with these four. Let's just say that after the co-mingling, the goose has wing issues. So we separated the goose in her own pen. During the flooding we had no choice but to let her wander the entire yard and not her pen as it was unreachable.
Then the attack... My sons barely made it in time to save the goose(Buffy), one duck had the goose's neck in his beak. The others were attacking her with their beaks...
so after this the kids call the Ducks- the Mafia...here's the duck house
Can you guess who's house this is???