Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Chicks & Ducklings have arrived!

Our first chicks & ducklings have arrived! We have 25 Buff Orpington chicks (straight run - hopefully we'll have more hens than roosters - and 20 White Pekin ducks. It looks like a couple of the ducks may be "crested" - a few of them have what looks like little cotton-ball caps on their heads. The ducks scamper around constantly - eating, drinking, and running. They are really amusing to watch. The chicks are happier sleeping most of the time. We've had them for 3 days and no casualties ... yet....

The ducks are so cute, we have to keep reminding ourselves that most of them will end up on a dinner plate in a couple of months.


  1. I can't believe you are going to eat them!!! They are way to cute to do that.

  2. They're not so cute anymore - wait till you see my next post - they're getting huge and they have really stinky poo, and lots of it....