Ducks, Just Ducks


I tried, really hard, to pick just one picture, but it was impossible. I love ducks.

The guineas freak them out, too!

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  1. Runningtrails says:

    I like ducks too! I only have the wild ones 🙁 Someday…

  2. Johanna says:

    My favorite of your duck photos was when you posted about the white duck being the only remaining duck. The photo was of her from the back, looking all alone. It was such a beautiful, sad photo. I don’t know how to find that post again or I’d insert a link here. It was beautiful.

    I love my ducks, too, and I had a lone Pekin for a year until I got Indian Runner Ducks this year. They don’t seem to be making a family together, but Ari (the white duck) likes the chickens pretty well.

  3. Johanna says:

    I spoke to soon. Just as I posted that, I saw the “search blog” box and what do you know, I found it!

    “Little Duck Mine” from November 25, 2009. The photo is towards the end.

  4. Suzanne McMinn says:

    That IS a sad photo–I’m glad she’s not alone anymore. By the way, you can find stuff by clicking on the archives in whatever topic. Like, to find my ducks posts, click on the Barn archives (which you can find as a green button at the top of the sidebar on my Barn pages) then click on Ducks–and all the duck posts come up.

  5. northcountrygirl says:

    Suzanne, do your ducks share a home with the chickens. I have one coop and I’d like to try to raise a pair of ducks but I’m concerned they might not get along with the chickens. The “girls” are so opinionated and they have their pecking order to contend with. Do you think ducks would stand a chance amongst so my ten hens and 6 month old peeps?

    • Suzanne McMinn says:

      I have my ducks together with my chickens. They’re all in the chicken house/yard together (though the chickens are free to come and go). We’re going to be building a separate duck house/yard, though, because the ducks don’t really like the chickens, but the chickens don’t bother them (hurt them). But the ducks would be happier with their own digs, I think! Besides, we’re going to build the duck house/yard around the pond (and enclose it with a fence so the ducks can’t run off). The ducks need to be on the pond. But they’ve been fine with the chickens as far as not being hurt or anything.

  6. Shelly says:

    I love their gold beaks, they are pretty. They look like they are smiling all the time. :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

  7. sophanne says:

    once again- I love your blog

  8. Drucillajoy says:

    In that last picture it looks like they’re talking about the encounter with the guinea. I love their little eyes, puffy cheeks & orange bills…they look so smart!

  9. Linda Goble says:

    Oh I love ducks too. We had some here but husband hated them. They were Muscovy ducks. Muscovy ducks are ducks that don’t really stay on the pond. They would roam all over and get in the road and were very feisty. I do miss not having them come to my back door in the morning and peck at the glass door for bread. I think they were great for eating slugs in the yard. Maybe we will get some pekins. :duck:

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