Thursday, June 9, 2016

Two Brooders Still in Garage

But all is well.  (Sure am glad to report that!)


These are the five goslings we got two weeks ago.  Six were shipped but one didn't make it.  The "Lone Ranger" Muscovy duckling, who is about half the size of the goslings, has been living them for company up until today when Papa Pea decided he/she should go be with "his/her own people."

The Lone Ranger is about twice the size of the fifteen ducklings that arrived this week, and I admit I was a little apprehensive as to how the switch would go.


See that big guy in the back left hand of the pile of ducklings?  That's the Lone Ranger who instantly melded in with the group and has never looked back.  The youngest little quackers don't seem the least bit fazed by the addition of their big cousin either. 

Yes, all is well.  And we're busily working on yet another chicken/gosling/duckling tractor because the five goslings are growing like weeds and say they're just about ready to be out on green grass.  Enough of this time being pampered in a brooder.  Rest assured they will not be roaming outside of the very securely fenced and sided shelter though.  No way, no how, no chances taken!

12 comments:

  1. I've been following your lovely blog for a couple of months now. How absolutely wonderful that You were able to receive new ducklings and they are doing well. I very much look forward to reading more about all your duck, hens and geese. Greetings to you from Finland

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    1. Synnove - Thank you so much for commenting all the way from Finland!

      We will do our best to get our new geese and ducks happily established here on our little homestead!

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  2. Ha-LOVE those photos of your quackers! So sweet. Brightens my morning for sure! Have a great weekend

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    1. Sue - We can't get over how FAST the goslings grow compared to chicks or ducklings! It's almost scary.

      Our temp upon waking this morning was a whopping 68 degrees! Does this mean summer has FINALLY arrived??!

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  3. Isn't it crazy how fast they grow?! It's nice to know that the ducklings get along so well. You are going to be up to your elbows in geese!

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    1. Susan - I know what else we're going to be up to our elbows in . . . fertilizer. Hubby has been complaining for years we just don't have enough good manure to make good compost. I think this has changed already!!

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  4. Ditto Synnöve.
    I am very happy for you and papa Pea. Hope they all have a wonderful life.

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