Tuesday, 5 May 2009

My ducks

As some of you may already know we have quite a few different animals! Ducks, Chickens, Rabbits, Guinea-pigs and Fish at the moment we have 5 lovely Indian runner ducks 4 of which are females the male is the one with the brown chest and black head his name is Jack! the 2 white ones are Millie and Maize and the 2 light brown ones are Daisy and Lizzie they are so funny and all come to there own names now. This little one below is Maize she has decided that she wants to sit (clock) the eggs so she is sitting on 5 duck eggs, she started sitting a couple of days ago! bless her! Now that all sounds quite normal right? and we can't wait to see if she manages to hatch any ducklings... Last year daisy and Lizzie managed to hatch 2 ducklings but they both went missing a few days after they hatched I was so sad! anyway but to this year! This picture below is one of our chickens Molly dolly she also decided to sit (clock) 2 weeks ago she started sitting and we knowing that ducks don't normally sit for the full 28 days that is takes duck eggs to hatch we decided to put some duck eggs for her to sit as its well know that chickens sit for longer and will also sit any others birds eggs and also be a fantastic mother! she last year hatched quite a few eggs and also was a substitute mum for some orphan chickens we adopted I can't wait!!! 2 weeks for molly and 3 weeks for maize!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Samatha,

    I can't wait either. Did your story
    ever bring back memories of my childhood. We had ducks and chickens and they all had names too.

    Glad to meet you. I'll be checking in again.

    H20 Creations


I really appreciate your comments thank you! hugs Samantha :0)

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