Ducks on the Container

The ducks, having learned to fly, are practising height now.

Today I found these three youngsters on top of one of the containers.  Two girls and one boy.

They are all huge characters.  Watching the politics and hierarchy is interesting. The girls are not shy in telling the boys what they think of them.

This is the face of a boy duck who has been told off by a girl duck, possibly his sister.

You know she is the boss.

I did hear OH tell someone that we had “far too many ducks these days”, so I ignored that comment because I can’t imagine getting rid of any but spring-time might be a different matter.

We’ll see.  At the moment, things are fairly peaceful on the duck front and they are a cheery bunch, very enthusiastic about food with fairly good manners to me and each other.

3 thoughts on “Ducks on the Container

  1. Colleen McNamara

    Tell OH you can never have too many ducks. We have 4 drakes (who have their own pen we call the BOQ), because they are too rough with their amorous approaches to the girls. There are 13 girls, of mixed breeds: Call ducks, runner ducks I(my favorites), crested Pekin (one special girl), Rouen, and Khaki Campbell . There are also 6 geese: 3 African grey, ( from wildlife rescue) and 3 Canada geese also from wildlife rescue (they are non releasable due to wing injuries) . Egg production has slacked off, due to some being menopausal (we have had them 8-12 yrs. ! )The challenge is putting them to bed at night (we have predators, racoons and skunks) . The boys have their own apartment and there is a duck house for the girls and a goose house. Gil says “duck, duck” and (until the geese got here), everyone lined up and marched in. Now things are a bit more chaotic. Enjoy our feathered friends. I love watching their behavior. I call them my mental health.


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