Ugh! The end of a school year really sucks the life and soul outta ya...so I haven't had time to post anything about my darling ducklings. I finally found a moment to catch friends and family up!
My three eggs that have been incubating are due to hatch this weekend. I can't wait to see the little ones, especially given how much fun my two older ducklings have been. Things continue to look good...the embryos continue to develop and they move quite a bit. Tomorrow is the last day I get to candle them before they're in "lock down" prior to hatching.
The two older ducklings have been enjoying more and more time in their duck run, though they have not been permanently moved to the run yet (they are still hanging in the garage at night). Ben has to finish the electric fence before they can make the big move. They L-O-V-E their pond! Anybody who has ducks but does not give them water to play in should be locked up for cruelty to animals! Here they are with their first encounter with the pond:
As they have gotten older their sweet little duckling peeps have given way to a more adult quack. Their adult plumage is coming in too. I tried to capture a glimpse of it below, but the little suckers won't hold still! The Rouen (the black and yellow duckling) I have determined to be male. He was under the heat lamp one day and I saw the shimmer of emerald green feathering under the darker duckling feathers.