|~ freshly hatched duck ~|
BUT the great news is: we have 2 new baby ducks that are now a week & a half old!
The photo shows our first hatchling just an hour or so out of the shell. What an exhausting job!! We were amazed to see that it is so dark in colouring...
But such a pretty colour! I couldn't help but bring it out into the sunshine later in the day to see the colours properly.
Different colouring again & very tiny... I placed the 2 of them together in their tote under the heat lamp & watched for a while as they got to know each other... I did not want a repeat pecking like with the other two.
|~ Tuesday & Monday ~|
She is still very much a cuddle duck, but on her own terms. I'm glad to see all our attention to these two has allowed us to get to handle the ducks in a quiet manner. They respond much better to patience than to being grabbed (not a hard thing to figure out but difficult to put into practice when late for work!)
This poor duck used to be our adorable little 'cheeper' - no longer yellow, but starting to change into a creamy white, he's starting to develop dark head feathers & a change in head shape... He has the unfortunate name of 'Attila' this week. Not sure if that one will stick...
The older ducks are now living out in their duck house & enclosure & we seem to be doing very well with the arrangement. A few finishing touches are needed to the enclosure, but I hope to find & make time this coming weekend to take a few photos.