Happy Birthday Ducks

20 May

When I moved here, I brought one cat and my ox.  The ox also brought his companion cow, technically my sister’s retired cow.  Her last calf came with us to finish growing up.  I knew I wanted to have more animals, but I didn’t know exactly what type of animal I wanted, but I knew I wanted a lot of animals.

My son decided he really wanted ducks.  That meant we were going to get ducks.  I looked through the catalogues and talked to people and finally decided to order a “ducks deluxe” package.  I began cleaning out a section of the barn so they would have a place to go.  I had my dad help me build a wonderful cage to keep the little ones safe.

Finally, they arrived!  They were even cuter and sweeter than I could have imagined.  I was pretty ignorant, but we muddled through.  One thing I did decide, I would never order a “deluxe” package again.  I ended up with a dangerous ratio of males to females.  I found someone to give most of the males to, kept the girls and two drakes.  Quackers is a buff duck (above), and Chess is a Cayuga (below).

Quackers and Chess are celebrating their eleventh birthdays this month.  Quackers is a little stiff when he first stands up, especially in the winter.  They are still pretty darn spry for their age.  Happy Birthday to Quackers and Chess!

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