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Daisy the super mom –brooding a new duck flock

Mixed runner ducklings following Daisy,ten days after hatching.

One day in early June,Daisy and Violet Duck found themselves free outside their rolling safety cage as their careless people rushed off to work. Normally they stayed out to forage only when the people were home. At night and any time they were left [...]

First duck egg!

Duck egg laid between two bales of straw.

A month or two ago,feathers began to accumulate in the straw and leaf bedding,deposited by our two duckies who winter in the hoop house. That signalled the start of their spring molt and the promise of eggs. But first they needed to grow out [...]