A little chirp

This chirpy little miracle is ‘Little Niki’, a Cayuga Buff Orpington X our ducks didn’t have enough patience to hatch their eggs, so we put them under our broody hen Fluffy.

A few days ago we found this little chirp under Fluffy’s wings. A duckling hatched by a chicken…

Unfortunately it survived only for 2 days and is now buried in close proximity to our other rescue ducks that did not make it.

So sad.

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The 2020 newcomers

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New Fluffballs

One afternoon, there was Wasabi waddling around the paddock and there was a bunch of fluffballs tumbling after her, 15 little duckling.

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A visit to the cow

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