Even the best laid plans can be thwarted.
Back on the 8th of July I introduced you to the latest additions to our farm animals. In this case, it was Dilly and Dolly.
|So cute - Dilly & Dolly|
I was so excited - finally the possibility of having tiny new born ducklings was within a few months grasp.
I have tended them well - catered for their every need, protected them from the bullying drakes, and ensured that twice a day they have fresh water and food. Never mind cleaning out their filthy bath (ducks are not the cleanest of creatures).
What is the thanks that I get?
|There are defintely curly tail feathers on all four|
I ain't gonna get no ducklings from this lot.
|From another angle - there are still curly tails on|
If, and when, I find some more Pekin ducklings for sale again soon, how can I introduce any baby hens - given that there should be 3 - 5 hens / drake? I have no wish to have an instant duck family of 16 minimum.
RMan and I are unable to slaughter anything (except a field mouse or a snake) so it's not as if we could enjoy three duck l'orange meals in the near future either... (sigh)
Hmmmm, perhaps I can barter the well fed potential meal(s) for a couple of hens... :) Let's see.