i've not been signed up on here long but i'm loving it wish i would have found it earlier. it's so nice to hear from like minded people. all my friends and family think i'm nuts well appart from my mum who also loves the ducks too. i have worked in a hatchery for nearly a year and my mum 3 along the way we have rescued and rehomed many ducks who otherwise would have been culled due to colour or sex or in my charlies case just not having the right fluff. altho it wasnt the best job in the world on that side of things, i picked up some great knowledge on hatching and incubation. i had plans to move onto walfare and do abit on breeder farms raising ducklings. i left due to changes in circumstances at home and work. I dont only have ducks i also have 6 lizards and 1 budgie and i currently loan a horse after giving mine to my mum last spring. but ducks are why im here so heres a bit about my current ducks i have 4 ducks. girly - she was one of our first and is now 3 yrs old she has always had a problem with her hips along with her mate who sadly died last yr. darcey - she is my mums duck and by far the favoured one just because shes so friendly and cuddley. she has an addiction to cheese and last christmas sat with my mum and i eating blue stilton on crakers. little duck - she was rescued from the farm where my mum found her unable to stand if my mum didnt take her she would have been culled after a couple of month rehabilition she recovered and is now a beautiful duck who keeps her self the cleanest of them all she is slowly starting to become tame-ish and occassionally takes food from my hand. Jazzy - definatly the more mardy duck in the flock lol but she has gotten better recently sadly due to an injury she finds it dificult to get around which is great new for girly as they are now bezzie buddies. and 2 drakes DJ -named because he looked like he was wearing a dinner jacket LOL mum's idea. he's a handsome boy that was rescued with Jazzy and altho the boys arent with the girls anymore she still stays loyal to him and often find her laying next to him the other side of the fence bless. and last but not least Charlie - he is my Drake. hatched with very peculiar fluff well not really fluff it was ruff, he always looked like a wet duckling as u could see his skin. he was an adorable duckling who went everywhere with me form the horses to the shop down the road. but now he's a bit of a rouge and loves nothing more the chassing my feet \ i love all my duckies and would love to hear from other people tell me bout your duckies ?!?!?!