|He's in the unmarked one on the left|
He was dead on arrival. I've not had that happen before, but it's always a possibility when you ship animals. Poor little guy. He'd been gone a while. I put him in the "family" plot. I did call Metzer Farms and tell them (by the way--Metzer Farms is the way to go if you want waterfowl of any type. I have nothing but good things to say about them--they know their stuff), and they will send me a new little boy with a duck accompaniment on Monday. For now, there are two little girls and a boy. Here they are:
|Let me in there! I'm gonna kill them!|
We bonded. It was wonderful. There was a bit of beak nipping going on, as the ducks were very eager to put the goslings in their place, but it wasn't too bad. Waterfowl are pretty easy going about pecking order issues. Ophelia (the black runner above) was probably the worst. She was jealous with a capital J. But Jane, the brown runner, had a slightly different take on them and decided to nursemaid.
|"Mama" and her "brood"|
|Suzie and Fawn taking a bath in the water bowl|
|Stealth Duck strikes when you least expect it!!|
|Gimme the camera!|
|I said gimme!!|
Hope your day is full of fresh air and sunshine too!