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Archive of posts filed under the Ducks category.

Unlucky Ducks

I was delighted to have bred my Ailesbury ducks during last autumn and had seven additions to the flock – four drakes and three ducks. However, I soon discovered that over half an acre of garden is far too small for so many ducks – 11 including the original four. In no time at all […]

Ducks And Bantams Nesting Again

In a previous post, I wrote about the ducks nesting. Unfortunately, they did not produce any young and all the eggs were broken in the end. They started nesting again about two weeks ago and one duck is sitting on the nest almost all the time. Maybe I will have more luck this time. The […]

Nesting Ducks But Still No Ducklings

Today’s hen production was really excellent, with an egg from each of the 15 laying hens and also from each of the 2 bantams. I have noticed that, even though I light the chicken coop in winter (I’m not lighting it now), production has increased further recently, as the days lengthen. So we have lots […]

All Is Not Lost

After I wrote the previous post, I discovered that the ducks did not get all the fish after all. There are still two alive in the pond. If they are male and female, I might just get a few more added by the end of the summer. It’s nice to have some activity in the […]

No More Fishy Pictures

I was really pleased with my goldfish, which were doing really well in the pond. They were growing nicely and had even bred. I noticed a small black fish in the pond and wondered how it might have got there. Then, on checking out a little about goldfish on the Internet, I discovered that baby […]