Friday, 24 January 2014

Ducklings in the run

I'm pleased to be able to report that the 4 ducklings have taken well to their outdoor run. They have successfully managed to turn the ground into mud but that was expected. We'll give them at least a couple more weeks to put on more weight and fatten up before releasing them from the run. At that point they may joint the other group which will probably see them staying on the pond overnight (the pond is netted off during the night to protect the ducks from foxes) or they could end up continuing to use the duckhouse through the night. If they vacate the duckhouse, we will start to use it for a henhouse and move it to another part of the allotment.

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