Originally Posted by sumi
We loved and lost many chickens through predators and other mishaps over the past year and though it was a bumpy ride and I was ready to pack it up and sell all my chickens some days, I'm still in love with my feathered friends and their fluffy butts.
That's totally how I have been feeling about my ducks lately!! I love having them so much, but I have been having so many issues that it makes me feel terrible like maybe I should not be the one taking care of these animals... Mostly its been mysterious recurring foot sores, but also a broken leg, and currently too many drakes making my poor girls look like battered wives
(drakes are jerks ). I need to butcher the extra drakes and I guess cull the ones with bad feet that aren't showing improvement, but I just can't bring myself to do it and my husband works out of town all summer so it's just not happening anytime soon... . Not that I have any problem with it since I also love the taste of duck, but I'm a wuss and also have very little experience with this sort of thing to begin with. SIGH.
But so far I have decided to keep trying with ducks and hopefully will get all my problems sorted out and keep my flock healthy.
P.S. Sorry that I sort of changed the subject here -- and CONGRATS to all those with new chicks or expecting them soon !!!!