The Duckling's Big Day *with pic's*

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ella, May 18, 2007.

  1. ella

    ella Songster

    The Buff Ducklings are getting so big and the weather was so nice last weekend, we took a field trip to the little pond!

    See how big?

    After getting our feet wet...

    And cruising around a little...

    We got to eat some algae! Yum!

    The little boy thinks he can fly...
    But I don't think so [​IMG]

    We also got to see what's under water!

    All I know is it's a good thing we're getting so big, because it's a Biiiig world out there!
  2. mlheran

    mlheran Songster

    They are SO cute!! [​IMG]

    Such wonderful pictures, I look forward to more!
  3. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Very cute and excellent job on the photo's. That was a great last shot there. I also really like the lighting in the first shot, how did you train them to pose for you [​IMG]
  4. Weewanona

    Weewanona Songster

    Apr 1, 2007
    Wilburton, OK
    [​IMG] the picture story!
  5. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Awwww...what great pics!! They are so cute!!!
  6. Duck-Madx

    Duck-Madx In the Brooder

    How Sweet.
    Just love that last picture! [​IMG]

    Its great to see how much the ducklings are growing over time!
  7. Cheeks

    Cheeks Songster

    May 10, 2007
    they are so precious.

    how is it that they wont run away from you?
    ive never raised ducks, so im not quite sure how the imprinting works, if it even does.
  8. ella

    ella Songster

    Glad you all like the photo's. [​IMG] The trick is to have a good digital camera and memory card and take HUNDREDS of pictures! I took 137 pics that day and deleted all but about 20. Ducklings and chicks are especially hard to photograph because they move so fast!

    Boy, have they grown up since last weekend, they've doubled in size again and they're getting their feathers. And today I heard the first little half-quack, not quite a real quack, but certainly not a peep! Very cute.

    I'm not really sure how the imprinting works either- it's kind of like falling in love- it's hard to define. On the drive home from the feed store with the ducklings I was talking to them and sheltering them in my hand and the little girl looked up at me with this particular look, that was it. Since then they cry when I'm out of sight and follow me around.

    Here is a picture of 'the look' from the duckling on the left.

    I've gotten the same look from various chickens as well, and they are now the friendliest and will come jump on my lap whenever they see me. [​IMG]
  9. Cheeks

    Cheeks Songster

    May 10, 2007
    i want some ducks now. [​IMG]
  10. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    So cute! I can't say it enough!
    I have my 3 year old on my lap toshow pictures, and asked her which one she wanted to buy! [​IMG]
    She made sure to pick a picture with TWO ducks - she said she wanted TWO not just the one! [​IMG]
    (she doens't yet know you can buy them by the 10's if you want)
    Those are the sweetiest pictures - please post MORE MORE MORE!

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