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Wifezillas Chicken Blog

By Wifezilla, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. Wifezilla
    I am starting on a duck raising adventure. Not only am looking for a fresh supply of eggs, but I am looking for gardening help. It is my hope that the ducks will eat the slugs that keep destroying my plants.
    So far I have a pile of materials that are ready to be repurposed, a bunch of websites I am reading on duck raising info, and an empty space behind my shed.
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    I cobbled all the various pieces parts in to a workable duck hut and run. There are things I need to change (hut is too big) but it will work for now.
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    Around Christmas time I saw an add in Craigslist for FREE ducks! I had to go check it out. Ended up with a Khaki Campbell Drake, a Dark Khaki hen and an Indian Runner hen. I named them Jack, Janet & Chrissy.
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    Found another add on Craigslist for Buff ducks. Only $6. I had to get one. Ended up with a 4H duck that had won a ribbon. She is really cute and has taken over the flock :D I named her Lana. I really need to stay off Craigslist!
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    Jan 16. The Drake is mating with 2 of the females (Janet and Lana). No eggs yet, but should be any time. The 3rd female keeps getting chased away. Apparently Jack doesn't like dumb blondes.
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    Jan 18. Got my first egg today :D Slightly off-white. The size of a jumbo chicken egg. Looks like it could be a khaki egg. Way to go Janet!
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    Jan 19. Got a second egg. Maybe my runner will get the idea now :D Still have another month or so before the buff starts laying.

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