Friday, May 22, 2009

Duck Daddy and His Six Girls - Day 3.5

End of a long duck day. I have been able to work from home. Today was mostly prep for the new company I am starting with my buddy Gareth Jones. As you can see, I was a little more relaxed with the girls - sipping on my icy IBC Rootbeer on a 90ยบ day.

Since my morning post, and that sick pic of the poopy brooder the girls have had a busy day. It was a day of firsts. Of course, when you are 4 days old most experiences are firsts.

They ate out of our hands for the first time.

They went outside for the first time, and meandered through the grass.
Now their grass excursion was fun. I let them out once during the afternoon for a few minutes, and they looked a little nervous, and had to warm up to the idea of walking through grass almost as tall as they are. The second time is pictured here, and they were quite comfortable, and started wandering around. The nibbled at grass they could not eat, they caught tiny flying bugs just above the grass line, and ate them. Unbelievable! Four days old and they are already catching tiny bugs.

They graduated to a larger brooder. The washbasin was having to be changed five times a day, and it was small for them now that they are running around. We bought a plastic kiddie pool, and this will become their pond in the duck pen once they go outside.

Well, that's day 3 with Duck Daddy and his Girls. Bev is quite happy with our new family members. Although she had a discussion with a co-worker about the ducks.

Bev: "We have six Indian Runner Ducks, and my dad is coming over tomorrow for breakfast."

Co-worker: "How are you going to cook them?"

Well, here they are at the end of day three.
Aren't they cute?

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