Friday, November 23, 2012
New Duck Run
This is the new duck run! It's fantastic and I cannot take the credit for building it. The handyman who built my goats' fence put this up in less than a week for me. It's sturdy and has a solid roof so no more winter snow shoveling for me! Hooray! The ducks like it. In the spring, we will put a new, big kiddie pool in there for them. The hose is frozen for the season for now so they are making do with their winter arrangements of buckets and rubber tubs to splash in.
Miss Little Duck says the accommodations are pretty nice. She likes that I put her log for sitting back in there so she can see out and make faces at chickens.
Poppy looks slightly angry in this picture, but she assures me she will not fly the fence again and is actually just shy about having her photo done. She's been fine since her day out in the swamp. I found a few of her feathers WAY down the road when I was walking the dog so I think she was a LONG way from the house. I'm glad she came back. I keep having recurring dreams where my chickens and/or ducks all run into the swamp!
And just for fun, Hattie cursing at Prudence and fighting her through the fence. Hattie is the little teeny 2 pound duck and Prudy is the 8 pound giant Orpington hen. Hattie sure can say a lot of duck curse words!