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Introducing the Ducklings

The ducklings spent the last few days in a play yard outdoors becoming familiar with the other farm critters. Today, we introduced Peep and Squeak to the rest of flock. … Continue reading

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Meet Peep and Squeak!

Hannah named the first ducklings to hatch at Downeast Thunder Farm “Peep” and “Squeak”. Here they are taking their first swim in my bathtub! They are the cutest little things.

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A Ducky Mother’s Day

Four weeks ago, we tucked twelve duck eggs into an incubator. For 27 days Paul accepted egg duty and faithfully spritzed and turned the eggs multiple times a day. While … Continue reading

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Progress with Project Ducky Unification

merging two duck families

Two nights after Project Ducky Unification got underway we had a late night disturbance. At 4 a.m. I awoke to the sound of frantic ducks. My first thought was that … Continue reading

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Project Ducky Unification

Merging the ducks

It’s been a week since we introduced the ducklings to the pond. Since then the big ducks have learned to tolerate the new ducklings and the babies have learned how … Continue reading

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Feathered Babies Update

Puddles and Gabby

I spent the most glorious hour this evening sitting at the edge of the duck pond, sun dipping lower in the sky, with a glass of wine and my book. … Continue reading

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New to the Pond

ducklings say i am outa here

Three weeks after Puddles and Gabby joined the farm we introduced them to the big ducks. The ducks didn’t exactly throw out the welcome mat for them. Hera tried her … Continue reading

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Duckling’s First Dip

Pekin Ducklings First Swim

It was a stupendously beautiful day here – perfect for the new ducklings first swim. Here are Puddles and Gabby testing out the water in my rubber tote. This swimming … Continue reading

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Cute in a Bucket (Squared)

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Check out the little cuties who joined the farm today! We picked these little baby Pekin ducklings up from the local feed store today. We’ve eagerly awaited their arrival so … Continue reading

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The Ducks Have New Digs!

Happy ducks in their new yard

The ducks have finally moved out of the garage brooder and into their permanent digs. One month old and they’ve left home. This little structure was the house and run … Continue reading

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Oscar Got His Quack

Ducks in the Pool

Oscar got his quack! Quackers is close and the other two have a little catching up to do. Exciting stuff. I harvested the rest of my garlic today so I … Continue reading

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Ducklings in the Garden

Ducklings in the Garden

Meet our ducklings! Today I harvested half of my garlic crop. In the empty space I erected a temporary enclosure for the ducks and covered it with deer netting so … Continue reading

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Cute in a Bucket

cute duck in a bucket

Cute in a bucket. Enough said.

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Shy Week Old Ducklings

Shy Week Old Baby Ducklings

Our baby ducklings are one week old today! They are the silliest little things. When I stop by to take a peek at them they tend to huddle up together … Continue reading

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Baby Ducklings!

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Look who moved in today! Four baby Pekin ducklings have taken up temporary residence in our garage. These little babies are all Paul’s doing. He tells me that duck eggs … Continue reading

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