Saturday, June 19, 2010

Growing Up Chicks and Ducklings

Here are some updated pictures of the chicks and ducklings. They are growing fast! There are 8 chicks left (Rozalyn accidentally stepped on one and squashed and killed it...considering she weighs over 130 lbs and her feet are as big as my hands, I suspect the chick didn't suffer). There are 10 ducklings left. Again, Roz tried to play too hard with one and squashed it. One was half the size of the others and seemed to have something wrong with it and didn't make it and another one disappeared. It is funny, the roosters and male ducks follow the mommy hen and duck around. The roosters seem to help care for and protect the chicks, but the male duck beats up the ducklings and is always trying to mate with the mother duck. Men! Our female Indian Runner duck has built another nest on the other side of our house and is sitting on eggs again, so we will see if these ones hatch.


cara said...

I think those baby ducks are especially cute! How fun to watch them grow up.

Noah and Jillian Schwander said...

It is amazing how quickly they grow up. We left on vacation for 5 days and I swear the ducklings doubled in size!