Ducklings

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  1. Karen

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    Re: Ducklings

    They seem very fascinated by Obi. And he looks like he would like to get in their pen - does he want to eat their peas?
     
  2. Oberon

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    Wants to eat their peas, duck food, poo and then swim in their pool :)
     
  3. Kirriegirl

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    :D He would have such fun!!
     
  4. Oberon

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    Oh, he would!!!!!

    And then he'd come inside, filthy and soggy, and lie on our bed.... ;D
     
  5. charlie

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    Oh they are beautiful, I love Ducks. The Yellow one is particularly lovely. Well done Obi keeping a careful watch!! :) xx
     
  6. Lisa

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    Beautiful ducks and doggie, too! :)
     
  7. Oberon

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    Thanks everyone :) They are very cute. And very nibbly - shoelace nibbling is a favourite group activity.
     
  8. Oberon

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    Mmmm...spinach!! :)

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  9. drjs@5

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    Oh....yellow is looking much more white there.
    They can have my share of spinach too. I'm generous like that.
     
  10. Oberon

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    You are :) I gave them mine too...
     
  11. Stacia

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    When you have to separate them to new homes, do they miss each other or just take it in their stride?
     
  12. Oberon

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    Oh, they do definitely find it a shock. I try to sell in at least pairs, so they have a buddy. But they are also very adaptable. As long as they're somewhere with other ducks they do settle in pretty quickly :)
     
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    Gosh growing up .....Popeye liked spinach and he was a sailor....not that I'm saying anything ,just thinking aloud ;)
     
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    [quote author=Dexter link=topic=3806.msg127203#msg127203 date=1417179461]
    Gosh growing up .....Popeye liked spinach and he was a sailor....not that I'm saying anything ,just thinking aloud ;)
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    Interesting thought, but completely irrelevant to this thread, of course.
     
  15. Oberon

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    Sailing close to the wind, people!!! ;)
     
  16. Lisa

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    Avast, me hearties!!!!
     
  17. Dexter

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    [quote author=Oberon link=topic=3806.msg127247#msg127247 date=1417197676]
    Sailing close to the wind, people!!! ;)
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    Don't know what you can mean .....l
     
  18. Oberon

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    The two girls went to their new home yesterday. At the moment they have their own little run, but in a couple of weeks they will share a huge run (high fence and bird netting roof surrounding an orchard) with other ducks and chooks. The big run is fabulous - it really is enormous and they can walk all over, swim and chase bugs all day!

    Here they are in their new, temporary run:

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    And a couple of pics of the three of them before the girls left yesterday (I promise Obi is not really that fat...:(

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    The new owner's little daughter has called the girls Bianca and Celeste. Bianca and Celeste have settled in well and have gladly accepted peas from the hands of the new owner, her daughter and her daughter's friend. Apparently they also like tinned corn! I will have to try that.

    The boy duck (I have to get a name for him) is now in with the two girls' mother, Duyfken. Duyfken, being a noisy lass by nature, has been telling the world all about it since yesterday afternoon. However she and he have also been happily dabbling in the backyard all morning and I'm sure they will eventually make a nice little couple :)
     
  19. Lisa

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    My goodness, all grown up and moving out!! Looks like a lovely set up for them, anyway. Are they close enough for a visit now and then?

    So, need any help naming your boy?? ;D ;D
     
  20. Oberon

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    Yes, they're only about half an hour away and I'll be able to visit :)

    I'm good on the naming front, thanks ;D But I'll let you know what I decide on :) (sorry, I'm no fun, I know) ;)
     

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