Good morning -have been absent from the pond, hope I can still find a lilly pad to land on.......
Originally Posted by Debs Flock
Oh, you'll want more! Chicken math also applies to ducks.
Ya'll are officially a bad influence. I had a dream last night that I was hatching chickens & ducks. Mine were the most sought after birds in the land so people were coming from far & wide just to see my feathered kids. LOL
So true -- we had one duck "gifted" to us (DH was a recruiter for the USMC, one of the guys he contracted had this duck......we had a pond.........which apparently meant it was a "perfect solution" when he had to ship out for the duck to come to us) -- which quickly became three because Judy Duck needed friends, and someone to teach her how to be a duck since she had been raised as a lap pet and had no idea how to be a duck.
Originally Posted by BertS
awesome looking little ones WV!
well it would appear, that ducks will be making an appearance on the BertS homestead, sooner than origianlly planned.
found some free ducks locally, about 3 months old.
for now, they will stay in the main chicken yard, until I decide if we want more or not.
Congrats on the new ducks!
Originally Posted by LittleLakePhil
Hi Friday.... To I just checked today.
..I got one pair of sandhills behind my house should have Little ones soon...
I love the wildlife babies that appear every spring. We have a pair of ducks that have nested on our pond for the last three years running -- just waiting for this year's babies to show up following mama duck around.
Beautiful photos of a beautiful girl!
Originally Posted by OrganicFarmWife
Drunk frog Queen. I was crowned Sunday after a couple rather drunken posts after a Rascal Flatts concert. I promise to be a lazy, useless ruler.
My kind of royalty!
Originally Posted by frmboyinthecity
So my wife has been stressing about how many chickens we have, (and we only have about 30.) Due to zoning laws, we are allowed up to 50 on our lot. But she was worried about how many chickens we had and what we'd do with all the eggs.
We've sold some, and although it is nice to cover the cost of feed, it is a bit of a pain to put up with people until you build up a regular clientele base. Anyways, I ended up contacting the local food pantry and it turns out they are very happy to have any excess eggs over what I can sell. So now I've got the green light to get more chickens!
Outstanding -- it is sad to see that so many outlets like that can't/won't take non-commercial goods. I get it, the whole food safety thing, but it is frustrating as heck to have good, perfectly useable food that could go to hungry folks and not be able to go that route to get it to them. Our local one can't distribute them themselves, but do have my name/number and have contacted me from time to time about a family in need, etc - and I also watch the local B/S/T page as a lot of times folks will post there in need of help and I'll offer up some eggs. For the most part I don't have an excess anymore, though, as on top of my regular customers I have DD and her fiance who come down a couple times a month to pick up eggs (her fiance had never had "real eggs" before he met her, he is HOOKED!) and I use gift eggs as a thank you for my neighbors who have welcomed our girls with open arms.