Falling for ducks
I wondered how long it would take for our five ducks to find the larger of our two creeks. And I also wondered --- if they took to the water, would they ever come back?
I have to admit that our
ducks are growing on me. Chickens are so much more malleable, but ducks
have their own appeal if you're able to let them roam semi-wild across a
swampy property. (Outside
the core perimeter, of course, so they don't bother the garden.)
Despite their white color, we haven't lost a single duck to predators,
and the waterfowl continue to average an 80% lay rate throughout the
cold, dark winter. In contrast, our hens are only at about 50% at the
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