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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by keeperofthehearth, Feb 8, 2009.
I can understand that. Maybe the opportunity will happen at some point.
Pic of my babies caught in action eating my potted plants!
But ma... we were just pruning them!!
I can't get mad at them, they are so darn cute![/IMG]
Mine like to prune for me too. They pruned my Sedum today.
They are adorable
Well, I lost another scovy girl to one of the foster dogs. I've asked the rescue to find another foster for this boy and his brother since I'm not set up for a dog that stalks and kills chickens and ducks. He's killed one of my Isa Browns and 2 of my 4 month old scovy girls now. They don't have any more fosters available and probably won't for awhile. My son is helping me clip the two remaining girls wings tomorrow morning so that they (hopefully) won't be able to fly in to the dog's enclosure. The fence is just over 4 foot tall and all 3 incidents involved the birds getting in to the dog's area. But now he's trying to 'stalk' them and grab them through the fence when they walk close enough. And the goofy ducks aren't even slightly afraid of the dogs! I'm missing one young drake, too. I'm hoping the dogs didn't get him, as well. There were enough feathers that it could have been 2 ducks and not one. I didn't even hear a ruckus when I let them out - all they left were feathers. And, of course, duck didn't sit well on his stomach - he was sick from both ends all night long.
I am so sorry!
That is always terrible to deal with!
Thank you, Alaskan. The girls from this hatch were so sweet, too! One of them would always try to fly up on my shoulder when I brought breakfast out. I think she wanted to 'see' what was in the breakfast bucket before any one else had a chance to. I thought it was interesting that I had 2 chocolate pied and 2 black pied that looked like twin sets with their patterns. All 4 girls from this year's hatch were going to (hopefully) be broodies for chicks, poults, and ducklings next year. I do still have four 1 1/2 - 2 yr old Muscovy hens, but only 2 are good brooders. The other 2 may improve with time.
Here are some pictures of our Muscovies- we used to own about 80 of them (we got rid of some to prevent overpopulation).
Here is our Cream Buff Muscovy. It used to have a brother or sister, but sadly it got a horrible limp and had to be put down.
Another of our ducks.
Molly (female closest to the rabbit) next to my bunny, Buster