Gil’s +(?) World !!

Kkrista123

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Well, Gil got out for a good creek walk but she didn’t want to swim too much... or really at all. Lazy day, Gil? FF097A06-AB1E-407E-B2A3-CE56CF870E1F.jpeg 1DF3315C-3C73-4A88-8410-A236480C8468.jpeg 72FE65EC-AEE6-4F99-BE4D-54C77F947B0F.jpeg 7E23F9DD-797D-4E07-9401-2B6FCCEBFDA9.jpeg
She attracted a wild female friend but as usual Gil didn’t approach her. Gil’s pretty happy though!

Anyways,
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Wow, I forgot how much work they are when they’re little! They are all set up between Gil’s pen and the bed. I’ll post a pic of that when I get up, I’m so tired lol! They were the last one of each kind and there were maybe 10 more pekins. We got the two odd balls and we’ll see!!
 

Kkrista123

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@Jpat I thought silver appleyard too but hoovers only has welsch? Maybe it is silver appleyard though? I love them anyways! but the buff is a bit older. The buff will just chill but the other one is much smaller and younger. Little one just screams a lot!

@Daphne_loves_mealworms Thanks!

Gil wasn't so sure at first but now she's just really tired because she came with us to get them, as she always comes with us to TSC! I'll document the formal meet!

I just re-checked and hoovers does have silver appleyards. That makes sense then and is defiantly what we have! Hoping for at least 1 hen!
 

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Well, Gil got out for a good creek walk but she didn’t want to swim too much... or really at all. Lazy day, Gil? View attachment 1885183 View attachment 1885184 View attachment 1885185 View attachment 1885186
She attracted a wild female friend but as usual Gil didn’t approach her. Gil’s pretty happy though!

Anyways,
View attachment 1885190 View attachment 1885191 View attachment 1885192 View attachment 1885194 View attachment 1885196 View attachment 1885193 TSC rescues!! Welsh Harlequin And buff?!!
Wow, I forgot how much work they are when they’re little! They are all set up between Gil’s pen and the bed. I’ll post a pic of that when I get up, I’m so tired lol! They were the last one of each kind and there were maybe 10 more pekins. We got the two odd balls and we’ll see!!
They are so cute!!
 

Kkrista123

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Hello everyone!! I have no time to sit down and do an update, still!!

I’m on my phone now though where I have some pics to upload!! Gil is doing pretty great and the ducklings are doing good too!!

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They don’t spend a lot of time together, but so far so good and I want to keep it that way! Gil was simply confused at first and seemed like she went to bite at them, but she was really just trying to figure out what they were. They peeped and Gil jumped back a little, looked them up and down and then started leading them around getting them into all types of trouble!!

Their coop will be built pretty soon, we got most of the materials from Home Depot. Just waiting on 6 foot tall hardware cloth to come in that I ordered online. Run will be 5 ft wide (to fit on the side of my property between trees and the deck-really close to house!!!) 10 ft long (maybe 12- we have up to 16 ft to work with length wise) and 6 feet tall. There will be a coop in the run probably 4 x 4. No food or water in the coop, they’ll survive the night!! I will keep the food and water in the run but I plan to let them free roam the fenced in yard with the dogs during the day when I am home (which is a good chunk of the day). Baby pool for starters, picking up a pond. Some of you may know, my boyfriend and I are super i into fish tanks and have many (up to 180 gallons) so he can easily install the pond and run the filtration. He’s also worked construction and landscaping so he’ll be able to run most of the filtration under ground and have it come up to a waterfall. Eventually it’ll be done up pretty with rock work to make it look nice for gma since she let us do this in her yard!! (She’s just down the street and the creek runs through our backyard but not hers-the creek brings too many foxes)

Luckily all gma’s dogs have no issues with Gil and couldn’t care any less about the ducklings. The one dog is a gentle yellow lab so he’ll be able to guard the ducks while I’m inside!!!

I’m so excited because everything’s finally so close even though it’s felt like that forever. I’m in the home stretch though! Hopefully soon I will have a little more time to make a proper update!!!

I feel awful, I still haven’t named the ducklings. I truly do regret Gilbert though because well ... Gil’s a girl and Gilberta isn’t as flattering lol!! Is it wrong to wait that long to name them? I know Gil knows her name because she responds to it. Will they understand their names if I wait that long?

Here’s a pic of the ducklings stomping grounds
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There’s fencing all the way around with chicken wire all the way around the bottom to keep wild bunnies out-the last owner had a huge garden.

Here’s the side of the deck where the coop and run are being built
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Notice a Gil comforter drying on the deck after being hosed :lol:

I am now realizing they’re going to go under the deck. Is that going to be a problem for me?
 

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