Yesterday I posted some musings about getting more female ducklings, to address the current imbalance of five males and three females, and expected issues that will cause as the males mature.
After sleeping on it, we decided to go ahead with that idea.
So, we just ordered seven new ducklings, all female. (Hopefully there won’t be any errors this time!) To keep things simple, we got the same four breeds as before, so there will be two females for each male of each breed. Not that they care.
That includes one more female Buff, like Betty (adult duck pictures from MyPetChicken.com):
Plus one Blue Swedish:
One Khaki Campbell:
And four female Rouens, since we have two males:
(Click those links to learn more about each, if interested.)
So, just when I was thinking of winding down the daily duckling posts, I’ll be starting again! It’s good timing, though, since the ducks don’t need the duck house anymore (other than to eat, which they can do outside), but I still have duckling food, and can leave the temporary run in place for when the newer ducklings are old enough for it in a few weeks time.
You can look forward to lots more cute baby duckling pics again starting in about a week!
For a preview, you can review the earlier duckling posts; this link will show them all in chronological order. I’ll use a new tag, imaginatively titled “ducklings 2020 again”, for this second batch of ducklings.