Well, the ducks are now taking to their fancy vet-approved “waterfowl starter food”, so they’re easier to feed. I just ordered two more 25-pound bags; as Randy Schenck said, this qualifies me as a Duck Farmer. So be it. Here are pictures from today’s three feedings:
Mom and brood in the morning:
They’re cute when they’re lined up behind Mom two by two, like a school class behind the teacher:
An adorable duckling foraging in the lily pads. He looks suspicious.
They all forage in the lily pads. I’m not sure what they’re eating there: perhaps insects.
One is the loneliest number
Two is better:
And three is better still:
Two of the brood nibble on an Iris in the pond. I guess they were just tasting it.
And of course all the credit for this brood belongs to my beloved Honey, who gives up her food for her brood: