Friday, June 1, 2012

New Arrivals: Indian Runner Ducks

I have definitely been neglecting my blog recently. If my blog were my vegetable plot it would be knee deep in nettles, thistles, docks and other assorted weeds. I just seem to have lost momentum somehow. I have decided to try and bring it back to life and get back into the routine of posting regularly. Fortunately blogs don't suffer from neglect in the same way as gardens and there is not a need to do any drastic weeding before "planting" my posts.

We have recently been given some runner ducks, although actually one of them is mixture of runner and something else. Runners are the best ducks for eggs and are normally fairly prolific layers. These started off laying well and have now just suddenly stopped. I don't know if it has anything to do with the recently warm weather or what. We are having to keep these in a pen as the geese have not taken kindly to sharing the garden with them and have done their best to make them unwelcome.

We used to have ducks in the past, before a fox had them all. They may look cute, but I had forgotten how messy they are. How can such small birds produce so much poo?! Let's hope they get back to producing some eggs soon as they are very good for baking.

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1 comment:

allotments4you said...

Good to see you back. The ducks look great...shame the geese don't like them. I've never tried duck eggs. Hope they start laying for you soon and looking forward to seeing some photos of your garden.