Hi guys! It’s been a while!
I wanted to share an update on my saxonies. I hatched several ducklings out this spring and ended up with one that quacks but came out of her molt with drake coloring and a sex feather.
I’ll try to find the video I took last month of ‘her’ quacking it’s so bizarre.
I’ve got a few more pet quality saxony hens than I need. Not yet laying but should start in spring or sooner if you supplement light.
One from Holderread this spring, the others hatched from my own flock. Two, maybe three available.
Sadly, no. I suppose it's possible that there was a puncture wound that I didn't find when cleaning her. I kept the one I knew about clean, but if there was another one it could have gotten infected. That may explain why she seemed okay for a few weeks then suddenly went downhill.
Got home and marched out to the coop with gloves on and a bottle of lube, only to find homegirl chilling under the adarodnack chair like nothing was wrong.
Found an egg in the yard near where I set her up for the day.
She doesn't seem to be quite herself and refused peas, though she is...
This afternoon I called the ducks and all but one came for their dinner. I went out looking and found her a 1/4 mi down stream playing opposum in a thicket by the shore.
Amazingly she's okay. When I came in behind her she scared the crap outta me because I thought she was dead. She took off...
Hello fellow duck lover! Generally, mom will take care of everyone just fine, but I'd separate them in the run if possible. Drakes can be bad, and spontaneous about it too. I had one last year who would actually protect the babies from me then turn around and try to kill them.