Friday, April 22, 2011

a short update with lots of pictures

Keelyn: she is doing much better after 2 weeks on the antibiotics. We think the infection is gone.   She hasn't shown any signs of her bumble foot for several days. 
The boys: We guess it will be awhile before things settle down with less competition. Things are improving and we are keeping close eye on them. Letting things take their course mostly but not allowing injury or repeated abuse that causes depression. Missy and Beau for the most part are a couple, and so are Kouta and Keelyn, although none of then are monogamous.(these are ducks after all) :-)

and now for lots and lots of  pictures
You see how we have thing set up for our duckies in our backyard and how close to the woods (40+ acres of woods) we are and why it is so important to have the predator proof duck aviary that we have.  You can also see that there is no vegetation (well almost none) left in the enclosure.  We are still trying to figure out how to successfully grow ground cover in there without it immediately being eaten all the way.  But they do get to forage in the yard under while we keep a close watch over them.  We have let the grass go to seed for them in the yard and they are loving it.  We currently have the little pool out in the yard too.  Okay enough yapping ... now to see our beautiful feather family members...


Shanti Perez said...

Perfect place you have here!

Megan said...

Thank you :)