Hey everyone, so I have set up a nice sized area of my veggie garden for the flock to roam during the day, it has nice cover from overhanging bushes on one side and I added a dog house full of Pine shavings. other than that birds of prey would have a hard time seeing them. I am only letting them out there when I am home for now but eventually they will have it all the time. I have decided to build a nice pen for them at night with the three doghouses that I have on hand. The Pekins are getting JUMBO, so for anyone who is looking for a good meat bird Metzer has some nice ones. The two of them will be my breeding pair, I know that one (in the front of the pictures, in the water) is a female for sure since she wont stop quacking now, both are starting to turn white and feathers are coming in. The Runners are getting their second growth spurt and I can now see feathers coming in on their tails. The Goslings are starting to get feathers everywhere and are twice the size of the Pekins, they might need to be separated soon to prevent accidental injury to the runner's. Anyways everyone seems very healthy and lively! they love being outside in the San Diego sunshine! anyways here are the newest pictures from today Playing in the water These two runner's are Riley (Black Drake, I hope) and a Blue Runner These are all three goslings just munching on grass And my female Pekin washing her muddy mouth. My Chocolate runner is in the back left, she is the runt.