They're growing like weeds and eating like pigs! They are the fastest growing animals I've ever seen.
They love their 'pond' yet I've not been able to get a photo of them swimming in it. I did catch them taking an early morning dip this morning when I went out to feed everyone. When they heard the back door open they all scampered out of the pond as if they got caught doing something wrong! Meanwhile, the chickens were sleeping in. Lazy chickens!
I think they're camera shy. One day, I'm going to sit out there and just wait for them to go swimming so I can get some pictures.
Remember what they used to look like?
Such tiny little things!
The ducks and chickens get along just fine.
The chickens are about three months old now. They're still establishing the pecking order and the rooster is perfecting his crow.
The first time he tried to crow, he was standing on a roost outside and just about fell off. Wings were flapping and he was bobbing forward and backward to keep his balance. He managed to stay on the roost but it took him quite a while to get the hang of crowing while keeping his balance! Also, the first time he let out a good crow, every single hen hightailed it back into the coop... it was the funniest thing I ever saw!
Such pretty girls (and you too Mr. Rooster!). In a couple of months they should start laying eggs. I can hardly wait!
Till next time,