Today we check in with the baby ducks who are mostly napping after partying all night long. We discuss their new water buckets and the drinking cups I build them with. We also discuss why I don’t give them this type of system in their first week even though it is easier for me.
Today we wipe out the remainder of the ducks baby spinach stash, I will have to resupply them soon. We also answer questions from the audience on things like stocking density, duck breed choices, the purpose of swales and more.
Today we visit the baby ducks and check out their response to spinach, they seem to like it. We also get a good laugh, tune in to see why. To see all episodes of all seasons visit, www.duckchronicles.com
Well our extra efforts to get the little girl from episode 4 to eat paid off and it was like throwing a light switch. As soon as she ate and then followed up with a drink all was well. Now a day later it is tough to even see which one she is.
We also answer some questions and introduce the babies to arugula greens today. They approve!
In Episode 3 of Season Three we start again at the post office picking up the balance of this week’s shipment of ducklings. We will have one more round of ducks coming next week.
We then move on to the brooder. Everyone from shipment one did well despite and over night low in the mid 30s. It was warm enough inside the “Fortress of Duckatude”. By 8 AM they were up partying at the feeders and waters and welcoming their new brooder mates by 9AM.
We finish with feeding the adult ducks, walking along the swale and peek at an upcoming meal for our Spring Workshop.
Today March 1st is the launch of Season Three of the Duck Chronicles. In episode one I pick the new ducks up at the post office, talk about a shortage of Silver Appleyards, more shipments coming and the fact that John Metzer of Metzer Farms Personally Called me to Explain the issues. That folks is customer service!
In episode two we show you the giant brooder set up this year (AKA The Fortress of Duckatude”, our duck poop water catchers on steroids and deal with a few babies that still managed to get wet. We take everyone to learn where the warm place is, hang out a bit and wrap it up surrounded by baby ducks.
So I woke up to 13 degree weather and frozen ground and frozen pipes. Fortunately I was able to drain most of our pipes in advance and able to keep the hose bib on the house from freezing up so the ducks could have a morning bath. With a wind chill of 6, they still don’t care about the cold at all.
Season Three will be coming early February with the largest group of ducklings we have ever brooded. You can find the entire series at DuckChronicles.com