I think we just about setting on some names for our four girls. Though “Little House” characters were in the running we just are just too kin to names from the south. Here’s what we are leaning towards:
The little peepers are sure growing fast! They graduated from the kiddie pool to the big one last week and are eating greens. Now that summer’s returned and the temps are back to “warmer” the duckies are spending their days outside in one of the raised beds. They can dig in the dirt and splash around their water bowl to their hearts content – better yet they are natural dose of sunshine rather than from the artificial brooder light. We like to ween them off the light within a week but you have to do it right as they are still small and can get easily chilled. After an afternoon outside, we bring them back in the house for the evening. Getting them out and about helps them to develop stronger constitution and resistance to coccidiosis. Not to mention the swimming and letting them walk around helps develop strong legs. Of course Jordanne’s specially formulated ducky supplement is added to their organic mash which contains essential minerals, brewers yeast and tonic herbs. BTW, over at BarnyardsandBackyards Jordanne’s offering a FREE bag – enter the Natural Poultry Supplement Giveaway
Pretty soon the fluff will give way to feathers and they can join the backyard menagerie.
Jordanne snapped a great bunch of photos during the duckies latest excursions.
There’s a lot more happenings on the homestead besides the baby ducks. I hope to get around to posting pics from the summer garden, highlighting our meals and kick off another series called “Homestead Helpers”