I would love a couple ducks, but can they be housed with chickens? Right now I only have the coop with all of my chickens together. A neighbor gets ducks in the spring but he gets them for meat and says that they would not make good "pets". I would like some for eggs. I know my kids would fall in love with them so dinner would not be an option.
Duck hens are great, even my pekin hens are pretty laid back. Pekin aren't seasonal, will lay year around. Its hard finding adult duck hens, and there is just a handful of hatcheries that will sex them for you.
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Having a hard time getting on here to post. My mom is falling more, won't use her walker ugh! I am afraid to leave her alone, let alone go out of the house.
I feel like I am raising children again caring for my parents... the hard part is separating the feeling that they were the ones leading the way. Its up to me now, and some times my parents don't agree with my choices. NO Mom, you do not need Arby's sandwiches loaded with salt, and Dad, forget eating all that 3 pound roll of summer sausage you just bought full of nitrates! Dad is driving.. BAD. He will get Mom whatever she wants even if it is bad for her. And you betcha he will get whats really bad for him! We all cheat a bit on our diet. Sometimes its just a health risk.
Almost all my breeds/species are laying. Scovies not yet, but nesting..I think I got my first scovy egg today, found a duck egg in the loft of the main coop.. Guinea hens, the oldest girls are also nesting. Guinea boys want to kill everything so its close, they are in attack mode over anything near the hens. Quail are finally laying again! I got 3 dozen eggs today between ducks, geese and chickens, 2 quail eggs Setting Embden goose, EE, LO eggs later today.
Enjoy them through the good and the bad though because as we know life is short.
Hip hip hooray on the eggs though! I sold 6 dozen today!
Thanks and I agree, I am often thinking I am really lucky to have both my parents, and DHs parents still with us.It just helps to vent the occasional frustration, lol.
108 eggs on the counter to be washed and sold thats over the last 4 days, and not including goose, BR turkey, muscovy, LO and EE eggs I set today. Waiting for my MW turkey hens to start laying, the guinea, and also got my first 3 muscovy eggs today.