Hi everyone Thank you for letting me join the forum, I have had ducks and hens for a few years now. I mostly have RIR hens & rooster for eggs & meat along with some apricot call ducks as pets. I started off hatching some call duck eggs a few years ago now, successfully hatching a pair, beginners luck I now realise! I sadly lost my drake & no 1 duck to a stoat this winter, so now trying to hatch some again, fingers crossed as I don't have beginners luck on my side anymore! I live in Orkney, a beautiful group of islands off the north coast of Scotland. I find RiRs a good hardy breed for up here. However, they're making me unpopular at the moment as they are feasting on my other half's newly sown barley field!