Updated on February 22, 2019
Ducks Take Two
A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara
We used to have ducks. We got them when they were ducklings and they all turned out to be male. This was not good for our farm so they went to live in a pond with lots of weeds to eat.
I named them Lucy and Ricky. Lucy has been laying eggs since the day we got her.
We put them in a separate run. They kept escaping which necessitated chasing them around the chicken yard. They get along fine with the chickens so we’ve just let them cohabitate.
I do have to search for the duck eggs among the hen eggs now.
The other problem is they make a mess of the chicken waterers. I’m not sure how they do It but there is now a layer of mud in each chicken waterer every day.
It turns out Ricky has purple feathers under the black ones.
It makes me smile. I guess we’ll keep these ducks for a while.