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Published August 5th, 2013

Hi guyz just a little story about my two new additions to the family! (baby ducklings).



Well it's been a joy and a sorrow these last two & half months. Now they have all grown up and I miss them following me everywhere and getting under my feet! They used to waddle around the bungalow peeping everywhere,they would look out of their box in the morning at me (6 am) and what joy it was to see the little peep peeps. Then out in their pen in the garden for the day. Running around showing off and eating their mash and an occasional snail. Had a sort of swim in the paint roller tray but only washed their faces in the big pool. Back indoors before dark for more pellets and mash and what messy eaters they are! food all around the place and over them. Then what a kerfuffle bathtime (in my big bath) they took ages to learn to swim (thinking they were humans) gradually they stopped panicking and learnt to dive under. Then after dinner they would have a preen sitting at my feet for about an hour making the most wonderful chirruping sound. Then 10pm back in their box for a good nights sleep.





Peep peeps

Mother Duck went off and left them so There I was literally flapping about! lol! learning how to look after them and mashing up some baby duck food to give them a good start. They were very cute but oh! so messy. They had an enclosed pen with pool (paint roller tray) in the garden, where they could have a little swim and a sunbathe. They slept in my woollie hat in a cardboard box - all mod cons lol!

  • May 1st, 2013
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2 weeks old

Now they can eat wildfowl pellets and mix as well as mash,what a relief!
It's hard work boiling their mash up everyday,finding new tasty greens and cereals to put in. Worrying if they're getting enough nutrition.
Thank goodness for bloggers who had reared ducks themselves and helped me through!

  • May 14th, 2013
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All grown up

But look at them now! how they've grown and they can swim!! they've realized at last they're not humans,but Ducks! They live in the big river now with all their new friends.They fly up into the garden to see me everyday (It's about 3' drop to the river even at high tide) for their bread and wildfowl food and like all children have a 5 minute show off time. I'm just hoping they don't fly away it would break my heart.
But they will always be my little peep peeps lol!

Every time I see them they make my heart lift and fill me with joy.

  • August 5th, 2013
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El_Tel63
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Terry Baldock  8 months ago
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What a wonderful story, thankfully there are people like you to take over when nature has a blip ! :)
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Valerie Anne Kelly  8 months ago
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Thank you Terry it was a joy,haven't seen them for a few weeks though,missing them
:~} Valz ♥