One of the neatest things about raising ducklings is to watch the imprinting process take place. It was so much fun to see them waddling after the kids trying to keep up.
They were right on the cusp of entering their gangly stage here...
Ducks grow on an average of 1 pound per week!--They eat a lot! And as you can see, that means they do a lot of something else too!
I started them off in an old pack-n-play and then after about 2 weeks, had to move them to this wire enclosure lined with carpenter strength plastic bags and towels...(I changed the towels at least twice a day).
Fortunately, now that they are grown, you never see any mess in the yard. Unlike the mess the occasional goose couple make!
This was a challenge for an compulsive cleaner such as myself, (look at the wall!) but it was worth it in the end.
I always loved it when they would come up on the front porch to peek in through the glass door.
Since my original male died 2 years ago, they don't do this anymore.
This was our Christmas card two years ago...
Do you have any "duck tales" of your own?