Welcome to the second Flock Friday!
Okay, sure, I cheated with the bonus Flock Monday… but a good thing too, as I have 147 photos since then. I have managed to cull them down to just 30 for this post.
Let’s start with the Ducklings. They have definitely learned that I provide treats when I visit them in each morning:
They love swim time:
Water flowing off the duckling’s head after dunking:
The buff ones like to keep an eye on me, hoping for more treats:
The brown-billed buff duckling still hasn’t been swimming, so I decided to show it (and wash it) by grabbing it and dunking it in the water… which of course it wasn’t too thrilled about, but I think worthwhile:
No hard feelings:
A quick look at the wild birds. I temporarily mounted my mobile cam on a post by the bird feeders, so I could watch them with the new feeders. I’m pleased to say that they are effective against the pigeons, that swarm in and clear out the feeders, leaving little for other birds. The pigeons can still eat the dropped seed on the ground:
On to the chicks:
Me in the coop, with a chick on my hand:
Back to the ducklings:
Little duckling wings:
Finally, a look at the older chickens. Here they are hanging out in the run:
There was some excitement yesterday; it appears a chicken broke an egg, hopefully accidentally (it happens sometimes), then ran away with the shell (which is unusual). Others chased her, and there was some fun for a while. I hope they don’t get in the habit of that, though:
Here I’m turning over some logs in the chicken run, to expose the tasty bugs hiding underneath:
And me in the chicken coop, collecting eggs. The girls are hunting for dried mealworms that I scattered on the floor, their evening treat:
Sunset by the chicken run:
Chickens settling down for the night on the roosting bars, as the pop door automatically closes when it gets dark:
In the morning, chickens squeezing out the pop door as it opens:
I hope you enjoyed this flock update!