Welcome home Duckling! May 17, 2011 Age unknown (no more than a few days surely), bought from Southern States along with 2 Golden Comet chicks Name is still in discussion, front runner is "Tanqueray" (pronounced tank-or-ray) so if it it turns out to be a Drake I can call him "Tank" and if it's a girl "Raye" First Swim in the bathtub. She loved it and took to it like a duckling to water! 2 weeks later she stood up in her brooder and looked over the top at me... Time to move into a better brooder! At 3 weeks since we brought her home, she has grown like a weed! We are now going outside to play in the "big ducks" pool and scratch around with her chicken step sisters. When we first brought her home, she would do this thing we called the "Duckling Derby" where she runs FAST in circles around her waterer. I have no idea why and as she gets older she doesn't do it as frequently. She is loud! And a very assertive duckling not hesitating to nibble on your fingers or anything else she gets close to. She loves to snuggle into my arm and sleep although that is decreasing as she is getting bigger and....messier. She is a brave little thing; when the dogs stare at them through the crate, she will approach them and if a dog's nose happens to get too close... she will nibble! which the dog's NEVER expect! I have no doubt in my mind that this little thing will keep us on our toes!