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Duck flock reduction

Too many males! Nine young drakes left our farm yesterday. We now have 2 drakes and 9 ducks with a focus on egg production.

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Sitting Ducks

Two of our hens have been sitting on eggs since the first week in June.  Lydia made her nest first in the brush pile in the pasture.  Several days later Grace made hers in the same brush pile about 2 feet away from Lydia.  The nests are built up with grass, sticks and mud about 4-5 inches high.  Our other 2 hens occasionally “egg sit” and give the sitting ducks a break.  The drakes keep watch over the nesting area.

Keeping watch.

Grace, Indian Runner duck, on her nest.

Lydia, well hidden in her nest.

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