A Duck Story
Right about this time, the 3 boys decided they wanted to be free. They stopped coming back to the duck house at night. The first or second night they were out, something got the grey boy. A few weeks later, this past Friday night, something got the black one (the Cayuga). Only the Mallard-looking one was left. He allowed me to capture him yesterday morning. In the same crate that all of our ducks and chickens and even pigs have been transported in, we carted him off to a "farm in the country". I know someone who has a 300-acre farm, with ducks, right on the Susquehanna River.
We were both sorry to see him go, our last duck, but it was only a matter of time before he met the same fate as all of the others.
A Duck History in Photos
|April 2013: Purchased the first 8 mystery brown ducks that were supposed to be Cayugas.|
|October 2013: Not Cayugas, the first 8 were 5 males and 3 females, and the poor girls were getting beat up by the boys.|
|July 2014: Purchased 2 female mystery grey ducks to even out the numbers.|
|August 2014: One of the original brown girls disappears and comes back with 8 adorable babies. You can see the back of her neck is all scarred from being one of too few females.|