Intro-duck-tion

If you've been following me on Instagram you know that 13 weeks ago we brought home the cutest little balls of fluff that ever were. As I picked each one up at the feed store I fell in love with them.

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 I took my job as a duck Mom very seriously. I cuddled and spoiled them a lot! So much so that my husband says I'm obsessed with them. I'm sure he's right but there is something awesomely wonderful about a baby duck sitting very contentedly on your shoulder and snoozing.

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 Once they got big enough we let them play around in the yard with close supervision. So close in fact that Petey jumped in the pen with them in order to keep a close eye on them.

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  I named all the ducks pretty early on which was a gamble because anyone who raises poultry can tell you it's hard to really know what you have until they get much older. It's also not a good idea should you end up with males which end up getting culled. As it turned out I ended up with 4 drakes. Not so lucky.

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  So here they are as promised. Since this is my first time raising ducks I'm learning as I go. I can say that these guys have been so much easier than chickens. Not sure why but they have been. I love having them around since they are eating lots of bugs in our yard not to mention they sure are agreeable little things. They even put themselves to bed at night which is so nice since we were always having to chase chickens back to the coop when we had them. They and I am also adjusting to having them as farm animals.


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