Archive for May, 2015


One of our ducks, Priscilla, is super friendly but a notoriously terrible mother, hatched 3 guineas but then quickly abandoned them. We had 3 tiny guineas running around the chicken yard. We weren’t sure how they were going to make it, until our lone chick, just 3 weeks old, took over momma duties.


Not only did she show them how to eat, but lets all 3 climb under her for sleeping and protection.


Elsewhere in the chicken yard, we have a chicken and duck raising 7 ducklings together. They sat together on the nest for 28 long days and once they hatched, they are sharing duties.


Here’s another momma with ducklings. Wait a duck raising ducklings? Something’s wrong around here …

We currently have 15 ducklings, 1 chick, and 3 guinea keets

*Sorry — all pics with iPhone this time

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Last year was a bust. We had less than a handful of ducks born at the house. It just happens some years, either the ducks don’t choose a suitable nest, predators get the eggs, untimely rain etc.

This year things are looking up. We have 7 ducks sitting on eggs, and so far have 9 new ducklings, from only 2 of the clutches. They are adorable! I’ll try to get more pics when the ducklings are wandering around, but right now mom is protective and they are constantly moving (when they’re not under momma)


Here’s an update on momma duck with baby chick. Growing up fast!

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