Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Duckling on the move

duckling Oct 15 (2)

The lone duckling that hatched a month ago (above photo taken a couple of days later) has now been moved to the allotment. It is 10 times the size it was when it hatched (see below) and we needed to get it outdoors to get it acclimatized before winter sets in. I took it over this evening and put it in the duck run with the other birds. It settled down immediately in the shelter but I suspect it may take a few days to integrate itself with the group as it has no experience of other ducks or ducklings. I checked on it after a couple of hours. It was quite content. It will be interesting to see how it is in the morning.

Duckling Oct 15 (3)

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