Why ducks? Ew! They're messy, high maintenance and they need a pond! That's waaay too much work.
But they're cute and they eat slugs, so why not take baby steps to duck ownership and see how it goes?
I did a LOT of research. Maybe too much.
Then, I dug a pond and it held water... for three days.
I dug another pond but it doesn't cycle enough water with our ground fed spring, so it's a mosquito breeding ground in the making. Next option, kiddie pool, in-ground bathtub... there are options, but the solution must be cute and functional.
At the end of May, I got three little Runner Ducks from the last shipment of the season at The Grange Supply in Issaquah.
I've never tried duck eggs.
After 8 days of duck ownership, I'm becoming unhappy with the smell their wet bedding makes in the garage.
They get daily playtime outside in a pool and they're so fun to watch. We have three baby chicks as well, so the group of six baby birds makes for cheep entertainment.... sorry, had to.
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