Sorry folks, no time for the “Weekly News Wrap Up” today. Right now, busy working on piece about Homeschooling so stay tuned for that.  In the meantime, make sure you mosey on over to Barnyards and Backyards for the latest articles and answers to folks latest questions by Jordanne,

It’s official the ducks are all grown up!

Sorta sad there’ll be no more fluffy butts (for awhile at least til we get a new batch of chickens come spring), but we are happy that they’ve integrated nicely with the chickens, ducks and even goats.  That means the baby duck chapter has come to a close here at the urban homestead. Jordanne says I spoiled them. She may be right but at least at this age they STILL love to sit on my lap and put their heads under my arm. I make sure to give them each personal contact each day because it makes a big difference when they grow up – they are calmer and easier to handle. The duckies each have their own quirky personality which is more becoming more and more obvious over time and hopefully by the New Year they’ll be laying.

Here are the latest animal antics from this weeks Episode of Citified Farm Animals:

PS since these photos were taken (early last week) the ducks are now completely feathered!  Actually, I am beginning to have a hard time telling the new and old ducks apart!

We love our new digs

Incoming! Chicken alert

Stay back!

Show down at the UH Corral

Come on, let's get it on!

I win!

Lot of loving going around

Ducks give Blackberry a massage

Oooh, that feels good

A little higher

Yep, that's the spot!

So you want a bill massage now do you?

What about me? *wink*


  1. Heather H :) :) :) says:

    The duckies are so CUTE!!!! The company where I work has a duck pond…full of ducks…and it’s really cute…during the springtime and summer…when the ducklings are born. They are so fluffy and little…It’s really funny watching them run across the grass…but they’re wonderful…and I always like to go out there and watch them during my breaks. Oh, there’s a flock of Canada geese too that like to visit…but they won’t always associate with the ducks. They’ll hang in the other pond. Have a good week. Hugs from Oregon, Heather 🙂

  2. Kaigypsy says:

    Sometime down the line I’d like to have a few runner ducks. That is still far off but I enjoy watching others have them.

  3. Chris says:

    Just showed Hubby Dick the duck/goat pix. Forgive us .. His comment after seeing the last photo frame (what about me?) ) … “just put it on my bill” … 🙂 ,,, photos bring a song to our hearts after having pet cockatiels (adopting them as babies) the first 18 years of our marriage. Thank you again for the photo and blog editorial of “Raising Baby Ducks 101”. Who knew? I compliment you all about the importance of the right breed for the right living space. This appears to be vitally important! Cute AND informative for newbie homesteaders!

    • Anais says:

      @Chris: LOL That’s a good one 😉

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