My ducks arrived today, 2 girls and 2 boys. The boys are the ones with the darker heads. My friend, Gail, gave them to me. Gail is the one I got my first 2 goats from. I have remained in contact with everyone I bought goats from or sold goats to. Like me, Gail loves animals. She drove 2 hours to deliver these Indian Runner ducks to me. She was meeting someone else nearby to pick up a bassett hound rescue that she will foster. She will now have 15 dogs. Yikes! She also has 2 pregnant donkeys, maybe 5 or 6 goats, cats, chickens and ducks. Since I don't plan to eat the ducks and there are only 4 of them I feel like I should name them. Look at the one girl with the pom pom on her head. James thinks I should name her Menno because he thinks she looks like a Mennonite with her head covering. I think she should have a fancier name since she looks so fancy. So far they haven't gone into their house, only under it. I hope no predators get them since I can't shut them up at night like I do the chickens.
Ducks are great foragers and we're hoping they'll keep the slugs and other bugs off our plants in the garden this summer. They shouldn't be as destructive as chickens.