So Fluffy!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Stacykins, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    So this is what I woke up to this morning, the first few pekin ducklings who'd just hatched! Hatching is sure tough work, they get so tuckered out from it all!


    As everyone slowly hatched and dried off, I moved the adorable little tykes to a temporary brooder :D

    Falling asleep :D :D :D
    This alert little fellow is a young drake

    The cat was curious about the new fluffy things....until they chased her and she freaked out (she is not a hunter, and was often bested by my former housemate's pet ratties :D )
    Attack duckies - CHAAAARGE! (no duckies were ever more than an arm's reach away when cat was present)
    They are just so cute!
  2. Tahai

    Tahai Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great bathtub toys you've got there!!
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  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Awwwww. The little fuzzes make ME all warm and fuzzy! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures!
  5. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    Aww, cute! I can't believe how big domestic ducklings are compared to wild mallards.
  6. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    I am working on socializing the ones I vent sexed as girls, to make them friendlier and less afraid of people. They're still a bit jumpy if I move too fast, or they hear an unusual or loud noise. But then they settle down quickly and even fall asleep with me petting them gently.


    They're so snugly!
    I know! I've seen wild mallard ducklings and they are so teeny! Even fresh from the egg these guys are porkers in comparison!
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Mountains of Western N.C.
    I just love that pic. makes me want some so bad... [​IMG]
  8. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    wow.. such cuteness how do you stand it?! LOL @ the cat, ours had similar reactions when we brooded our first group...

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