New fluffy arrivals

It’s the time of the year again. Normally we would have 2x calves by now, however with the restrictions around bovine tuberculosis (TB), the local school is not taking any calves for AG-day this year. And since we do not like sheep too much and goats are too high maintenance or we do not support tethering, our little girl opted in for two new baby chicks.

They are now living in a big plastic container with an infrared heat lamp in the lounge and are well looked after by Jolan.

Welcome to the family little chicks!

Jolan with two new baby chicks on her arms
Baby chicks

Rescue or resident ducks?

Over the last couple of weeks several female Mallard ducks have been released back into freedom. The two which we released two weeks ago have turned into a permanent resident feature.

Closeup view of a frizzle hen sitting in a wooden nisting box

Cuckoo style eggs

Contrary to Honky, our frizzle hen Fluffy has been broody for several weeks and been sitting on no eggs – chicken brains are funny. So we decided we give it a go and shoved the three duck eggs under her. She’s been a happy chicken now for two weeks and very protective on top.

4 Mellard ducks plus male and femals Paradise duck in the paddock next to a concrete water trough

Ducks teaming up

A few times in a row I have now been observing them in the paddock in the morning, making their way up the hill back to the house.
Down at the pond or on their way up they must have met our resident paradise ducks.

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