JUST DUCKY!

Our new batch of ducks have taken to finding their way on top of the goat house and hanging with goatsies.

I think that’s rather “odd” behavior since ducks aren’t the “roosting” type. During the day our chickens like to perch, hang on a couple old picnic chairs we’ve placed throughout the animal compound and our older ducks like to nestle UNDER the chairs.

But these new batch of girls they like doing things THEIR way. Now ALL the ducks are too hanging on top of the goat house!

After a bit of a ruckus start introducing them to the older ducks, they are all getting along nicely. In fact, these batch of gals are the friendlies and most gentle ducks we’ve ever raised!   Instead of scattering when I walk into the compound to feed them, they all come to me, chattering – all excited to see “mummy.”  We have a bit of a causal conversation, darned if I know what we are talking about but we do and they seem pleased.

Comments(10)

  1. christina says:

    Very cool, yeah unfortunately even though I live in a suburb animals such as chickens are considered livestock and are not allowed and forget about suggesting it. Just across the river 5 miles away residents tried to pass an ordinance but ignorance kept it from going through. I keep chickens illegally – I am an outlaw I guess you could say. Goats forget it – I would love to but they would blow my cover. The more you share with your neighbors the worse it gets. I don’t know where people get off thinking they can tell you what you can and can’t do on your own property. I get it, I know that my animals don’t smell, they are well cared for but as I stated ignorance – it’s just not worth fighting. I also have rabbits that I keep in well built hutches outside during the summer months. When I brought them in for the winter I had one of my neighbors accuse me of eating them! No lie. Suburbia but longing for the country. I guess I will have to live vicariously through you!

  2. Michele says:

    That is such a cute picture. I was wondering if you had the dimensions of your goat/duck/chicken pen on your website somewhere. I have chickens and Muscovy ducks. I am interested in housing them together. I would love to add a goat some day too! I am a little overwhelmed at the prospect of caring for a goat though!

    • Kimberly says:

      @Michele,
      Ooooo, I second this! I’ve searched around your site and pictures looking for your goat/poultry set up. We are on 1/5 acre, too, and are getting two Nigies this summer and hopefully a few ducks as well. An article on your housing setup would be a dream come true!

    • Liz says:

      I would love to see the housing set up as well, please!

      @Michele,

  3. Kathy says:

    I love your ducks! Where did you order them from as ducklings? Are they the regular khaki campbells or the dark?

    Kathy

  4. Julia says:

    They are so cute. I have 2 Muscovy ducks and I didn’t believe ducks roosted either. But our 2 have proven me wrong. My girl duck has even perched on 2x4s before. They live with the chickens so she must have thought “if you can do it, so can I.”

  5. Heather :) :) :) says:

    Oh, this is cute. I’m glad your animals are getting along. That’s really cute. A friend of mine lives on a mountain top farm with turkeys, guineas and other creatures..but it’s fu nny, because she’s raised the turkeys, guineas since they were chicks. They follow her all over the farm. It’s really cute 🙂 🙂 I love the photo of the ducks and the goat together….just chillin’ 🙂 🙂 Have a great week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather 🙂

  6. Karen Joyce says:

    So kool to see the ducks living happily with the chickens!!! I intend to add 2-4 ducks to my homestead this year.

  7. Quail's Hollar Farm says:

    What a lovely picture, I wish our animals here were so compatible. You are very lucky to see such peacfulness, it’s always an issue of who stepped on who’s toes here at our establishment.

    • Anais says:

      @Quail’s Hollar Farm: Thank you! Ahh, peaceful eh? Well, tis most of the time. 😉

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