You may have noticed that there are only three ducklings now. Yes, we did bring home four ducklings. On Memorial Day after we came home from two local parades that Pie was in we had a nasty pop up storm with torrential rain, lightning and thunder. When we went out to check the animals after it had passed one of our poor baby ducklings had drowned. We think the storm must have frightened the poor little dear and he then may have jumped into his water dish and gotten too big of a breathe. We feel just awful about it and I keep kicking myself for having that pan of water in there, but they love it so!
Anyway the other three are growing like weeds and are getting very friendly and opinionated! They are complete hogs and all they want is to eat whenever anyone comes near them, lol. Yes, their food looks gross but they like to have water mixed with it so they can SLURP it! They have a hard time eating the dry feed. You might also notice something in there with them that doesn’t seem like it belongs.
That would be Tweet. She is a young pullet that my sister-in-law had raised from a day old chick from school. She raised her inside as a house chicken but we really don’t have room for one of those at our house! Instead she now lives with the ducklings, they were the only thing her size at the time we brought her home. I’d say she’s quite happy and she might even kind-a-sort-of think she IS a duck. Oh well! It’s pretty cute when they all sleep in a heap on top of each other. Yes SIL your little Tweet is happily adjusted!
If anyone is wondering about the breed of our ducks, they are Pekin Ducks and can be wonderful pets!