Ducks covered in Red

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LadyIsadora, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. LadyIsadora

    LadyIsadora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out into the yard this afternoon and found two of my snow white Pekins covered in red! I was understandably alarmed. I could not see any wounds but their heads and breasts were saturated. They would not let me get close to them so I looked and looked around the yard to see if there was some explanation...... Nothing. No tangle of feathers no fight scene. Finally I was able to get close enough to one of them to grab her. I Examined her closely and found....a tomato seed. The little buggars got into my very ripe but well fenced off tomatoes. DETERMINED little girls. Catastrophe averted. No injury just gluttony. Stinkers!
    Hope you got a laugh out of this as much as I did....once I could breathe again LOL
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Oh boy was I worried at first, they really know how to scare some one. So funny they had a good time in your tomatoes.
     
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  3. Carcajou

    Carcajou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am with you on that one, ML. I once read that a person's ducks got into her strawberry patch with pretty much the same results. I keep my strawberries fenced out not only so I can be the one who eats them but also to avoid such alarming circumstances. With all the preds around one never knows what to think when the color red shows up on our beloved ducks.
     
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  4. jducour

    jducour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't had a ripe tomato in over a month! Even though I fenced them from the ducks, as soon as the tomatoes turn red, my ducks turn into ninjas and they eat every last one. I have been getting tomatoes from my neighbors garden, because I give up on getting any of my own. [​IMG]

    It makes them happy, and that makes me happy. I am such a pushover.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Me too when I cut of veggies romaine and tomatoes I end up giving more to the flock than to us. [​IMG]
     
  6. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol I've found pink poop... Until I realized I feed them beets and chokecherry pulp, I was out there poking poo too embarrassed to ask anyone about it lol :D

    I figured it out when I saw my pink roo ;)
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    [​IMG] that is so funny.. First time I saw pink poop when I gave mine water melon I thought they were all dying. [​IMG]
     
  8. LadyIsadora

    LadyIsadora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've done that myself after (forgetting) eating beets. It is quite a shock for a while. I love beets
     
  9. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol. I can relate. I once fed my girls purple cabbage when they were still ducklings. They were pooping black..,and it stains.

    Much scrubbing was used to clean the brooder.

    Haven't fed them purple cabbage since.
     
  10. LadyIsadora

    LadyIsadora Chillin' With My Peeps

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