Ducks On Ice

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 12 Acres, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In answer to the lady who was worry about her ducks freezing to death in the cold weather...
    Introducing the holiday skating/synchronized swimming program, "Ducks On Ice"! Be prepared to be amazed when you see these aquatic avians spin, sashay and salcow their way across the ice.

    I awoke this morning to find that the pond had iced over from the below-freezing temperatures we'd had the night before. I looked out the north window and wondered where the ducks were.

    I walked to the other side of the house where the ducks could be seen swimming around in a small open area in the ice. They weren't too upset but seemed confused about what to do.

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    Derek took some corn out to them and attempted a "rescue" of sorts. They weren't interested in being rescued though and didn't use the escape route he broke for them. Eventually hunger got to them and they crawled up on the ice and went slip slidin' all the way to the edge to get some corn. Some did the splits while others landed on their fat rumps. The clever ones flapped their wings and sort of glided across the ice air boat style! We got a good chuckle or two watching the ducks walk on the ice.

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    The chickens stayed off the ice, thank goodness. We weren't sure what to expect the first time they saw the pond frozen. It looks like they're not interested in venturing out there with the ducks. When it gets covered with snow I'm sure that will change. Sweet Pea is busy scrounging for some food at the edge.


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  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    thats cute...

    i am starting to want ducks...shhhh dont tell DH...i got to work that one real easy...like when he buys a new expensive tool or something...
     
  3. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    Oh,....I want some too!!! The ducks are way to adorable. Thanks for letting us see these "Adventures on ice" pics. Thats something we rarely see this far South.
     
  4. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    That's cute

    this morning my teenage ducks looked so confused and lost when they tried to get in there kid pool but couldn't figure out why and how they were standing on top of the water..lol

    then they got mad and started yelling so i had to get something else for them to bath in
     
  5. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    yeaaaaaaaaa.......
    DH just said i can get more then one duck....lol
     
  6. jubylives

    jubylives Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want the pond!! I told my wife I was gonna go get a backhoe but I got the silent stare of death. So I decided against it.



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  7. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Quote:I know your way happy lol [​IMG]
     
  8. trulyviolet

    trulyviolet Out Of The Brooder

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    those are great pictures and i love that chicken on the edge
    hahahaha
    vi
     
  9. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I know your way happy lol [​IMG]

    ok so now i was told i can get ducks but now i got to get a pond set up for them and a house...man DH is gonna be busy.... [​IMG] opps i mean I am going to be busy [​IMG]
     
  10. sunbury chick

    sunbury chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where is Oak Harbor? We live in Delaware(Sunbury) Ohio. We have one lone duck,a mallard.She has lived with us for 3 yrs now.Her brothers were killed by a fox or something....anyhow, she is best friends with the cat.They play together .She even tolerates the dog,Ruby.She's a choc lab who doesn't realize she's a hunting dog...Kind of dense.I too, chop holes in the ice for "Little Girl"...Hopefully,a male flies in this spring.She's so lonely.here'a a pic when the geese flew in,they flew away after" Ruby" chased them... "Little Girl" is in right corner of pic,bottom

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