The ducks are in a new yard now, and loving it.
Me... not so much.
The old henyard is rapidly becoming Swamplandia
Let me tell you, if it wasn't for Chris, we would not have them moved. That boy is FAST!
Here he is, girded for battle.
Uh, yes, he had to do the low-crawl under the henspa to coax everyone out.
Then we isolated them one-by-one in the corner of the yard... I used the net, but did NOT use it to catch them, just as an extension of my arm.
Then KAPOW! Chris dove and caught the duck.
He transferred them carefully to me. All dogs were in the house, so we would not have any "help".
Fawni here is wide eyed and looking around.
Her pool was moved first, so I took each over one-by-one to the new location, so they would know where their water was.
Why yes, one of them GOT me.
But I was rewarded with a wonderful sight.
Ducks in the pasture again, which we had not had in three years. These girls were desperate for grazing.
They couldn't believe their good luck!
But wait! There are TWO white ducks!
Surprise to Keith, who doesn't know yet!
Our neighbor Roxanne, who so kindly took our turkeys Jackson and Rosie, called me Wednesday night to see if I would take a Pekin drake, that one of the school bus drivers needed to rehome. Roxanne already had two drakes and couldn't risk fighting... so she offered it to me. I said yes... so now, Fawni, Cinnamon, Spice and Aflac have a new leader and protector, Donald!
He's a handsome boy, and took right over caring for his flock when he got here Wednesday night.
He's a big boy, too!
I haven't had any trouble between he and Rambo, the big rooster, or any of the other roosters. I have had drakes challenge roosters in the past.
And on top of this...
Rosie, our pretty turkey hen, has hatched out turkey babies and goslings at Roxanne's, and I hope to go see them this week.
I'll get some pictures of the new Swamplandia this week, it's lovely.
I need to do some branch-trimming in the old henyard, for sure. And... wear my muckboots daily!