My Anconas! Pic-heavy ;-)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by toadbriar, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched my first ducks this spring, in April & in May. I love them - they're such fun! And now our pond isn't full of algae. YAY!
    I've got 12 total - but 4 drakes will be rehomed, and I will be left with 6 hens & 2 drakes.

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    Almost everyone, except three of the whites

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    Sugar Bowl my lavender hen - and my black drake Bert in back

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    Jagopodgi - blue drake - and Bessie, black hen

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    Two of the brown hens, Sligo and Bramlet

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    Hatched 3 whites in the first batch, and one in the second!

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    They spend the day on the pond, and apparently have friends over.

    Thanks for looking! [​IMG]
     
  2. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice! [​IMG]

    We also have a small pond overrun with algae...will ducks really help make it cleaner? I want ducks next year anyway, but that would be a huge bonus [​IMG]
     
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  3. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well - here's a 'before' picture -
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    No more green crud! [​IMG]

    They're also eating the mosquito and blackfly larvae [​IMG]
    Hopefully the tadpoles and newts are making out alright, and can dive deeper than the ducks can.
     
  4. javajanie

    javajanie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so pretty!
     
  5. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are a good duckie mom! They look so happy, and of course beautiful! [​IMG]
     
  6. BC_Farms

    BC_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh they are so beautiful!!!! Congrats on the hatch and algae-less pond [​IMG]
     
  7. MysticalMom

    MysticalMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Omg they're Sooooooooooo pretty. *chanting I will not get more ducks. I will not get more ducks. I will not get more ducks........*
     
  8. duck walk

    duck walk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooooooooooooooo...so pretty...Anconas are one of my favs...
     
  9. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! [​IMG] I think they're such a neat breed - I'm loving how friendly they are, and each hatch is going to be such fun, to see what colors and patterns come out. I really haven't seen much in the way of colored Anconas here in the northeast, so I'm pretty happy and am looking forward to the spring!
     
  10. Birdcrazy

    Birdcrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are beautiful ducks!!!!!
    And your place is lovely [​IMG]
    Im in australia so I havent seen that kind of wildlife or environment [​IMG]
    i want to though!!
     

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