New Flock Photo

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by m.kitchengirl, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    So, I re-homed my Ancona drake. He was just too enthusiastic for my small flock & everyone was paying the price.
    I found a great BYCer to take him into her large Ancona flock & he looked so happy yesterday with all of those other ducks to quack at.
    I brought home a Buff duck, who is SO different from my Anconas. I keep looking into the duck yard & it feels like there is an alien in the pen. She has been laying, and I hope she shows my girls how, they are taking forever to start.

    Here she is with the gals:

    She is a lot more laid back than the Anconas - unless she is just still scared to death.


    She seems much "duckier" than my stocky necked Anconas.

    I hope she doesn't mind the change of scenery too much. She was on a beautiful 6th generation dairy farm on the coast. Becoming a garden duck may seem a bit of a demotion. She enjoyed the fallen apples under the tree & swimming in the yard puddle, though.
    The only question now is what to call her...
  2. Apyl

    Apyl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2012
    Necedah, Wi
    All your ducks are adorable. How about Lucy :)
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Great Photos! [​IMG]
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    X2 [​IMG]
  5. clbarley

    clbarley Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2012
    Clatskanie, Oregon
    Thank you for sharing! I love seeing peoples flocks of ducks!!
  6. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    Thanks, guys.
    I was so worried about my ducks & the big change but today I went out to clean the pen & there was a duck egg in the yard! [​IMG]
    I thought it was a little small for a girl who's been laying, but figured it was because of her molt.

    Well, I started to pour out the pool & [​IMG] another duck egg was floating in it!

    That one was much larger, so I think it is probably the Buff, and my Anconas laid an egg! [​IMG]
    Maybe their drake was stressing them out as much as he was the rest of us.
  7. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    Glad it's working out well! they are all adorable!
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I found the Buffs we adopted a couple of months ago are pretty calm, and have a calming effect on the Runners. They're not comatose, mind you, but seem a little more content when they are confined to the Day Pen.

    Enjoy naming the new girl! Ours came with names - Romy and Michele.

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