Good morning all. I had another full day yesterday then DH decided we had to go to Emporia last night so he could do some shopping. So it was another late night. I needed dog food and a coupel other things so it wasn't a wasted trip.
Chopper now has a dog kennel to sleep in. It was much nicer this morning and last night. Tweety, ducks get very very active eating and playing then they sit down and sleep. Then back up eating and drinking then sleeping again. You need to have a waterer that they can get their entire beak into. Otherwise their nostrils will get plugged and they can't breath. Maybe your waterer is low so that is the only way they can get their beaks wet. I have learned with Chopper to do something to wear him out if I want peace and quiet. Yesterday I took him outside with me and he followed me while I did chores.He was ready for a nap. Earlier I let him take a bath in the tub and he played until he got tired and then took a nap.
You will need to get the ducks to imprint on you. They won't come to your hand but once they imprint they will follow you around. That means you and hubby are going to have to pick them up and hold them and talk to them. They will respond to your voice because ducks talk to each other and have different sounds to mean different things. You might as well get something to lay in your lap because they have no vent control and never will. It might take a few days since they normally inprint on the first thing they see, which was in your case a lot of other ducks. Just keep holding them. They will try to cuddle up in the fold of your arm to keep warm. Ducks don't need heat like chickens do. Three weeks is about all it takes. And I don't even put a heat lamp on them any more if they are in the house. They will collect heat off of each other.
I got confused on what day Bamaproud was coming. For some reason I was thinking today would be the 7th. So I have a no appointment day today I think. I might be able to get something done with luck.
Pikeman, Sorry about your sick kids. I am so glad I only have to worry about sick birds, dogs and cats, and parents now!
Speaking of which Mom is holding her own. She isn't doing great but doesn't seem to be getting worse. I've spent a lot of time talking to my Dad on the phone lately. She normally does the talking but he has to now. He is a lot like me normally and hates talking on the phone but he has been pretty talkative.
You guys and your garage doors. I would install a garage door opener myself, if I just had a darned garage to put one in! I've only lived in one house with an attached garage and it didn't have an automatic opener. I am hoping somehow to have enough money to get one built in the next few years, although I haven't figured out how to pay for it.
The wind is going to be insane today. But at least it is fairly warm out there already. I guess I should get busy cutting lumber later. DH just never took the hint and did it for me. He was too busy moving stuff out of his shed and back into it. He's a true hoarder. He just moves stuff around and leaves more of it sitting out and never gets it put back in.