Monday, 12 May 2014

Ducklings growing up

Our Welsh Harlequin ducklings are now a month old. They are rapidly losing their golden downy feathering in favour of their adult markings. They are also growing rapidly in size. Within days we will be moving them to the allotment where we will gradually integrate them into the adult group of ducks.

Meanwhile, our quails are maturing fast. Today, another two started laying, bringing to five the number now producing eggs. Only 8 more birds to go. We traded our first full box of quail eggs (containing a dozen) yesterday at the Hop Garden. Today we had our first quail egg sale - Dad bought a box. Soon we will have enough of a supply to sell them at our monthly cafe.

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