We got the call that the ducklings had arrived at the post office, so I headed back there this morning to collect them.
As with the chicks, I strapped their box in the truck seat:
Once home, I took the box to the duck house and opened it up, for a first look at the ducklings. Unlike the chicks, the box included a heat pack and some gel-like food in a cup:
I lifted each duckling out of the box into the duck house. We got two breeds, one male and one female of each. Here’s the male cayuga duckling; the gender is indicated by the leg the band is on:
The female cayuga duckling:
Male buff duckling:
The female buff duckling was in a hurry to explore (look at those cute little wings!):
They checked out the food:
Me teaching a duckling to drink water, by dipping its bill:
They were quite thirsty, unsurprisingly:
Some more shots of the ducklings:
It’s great to have the duck house occupied now.