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Jun032013

The newest member of our flock...

When I went outside to put the chickens in last night just after dark I had a pleasant surprise.  I looked into a small grove of trees where the chickens often roost to make sure they were all in the coop and to my surprise there was a duck!!  Just hanging out and looking up at me, as surprised as I was.  So, I continued on and closed up the chickens.  I tried to show Molly the duck, but when we went back out the duck was gone.  Then she woke me up this morning and said, "I think there's a duck in the yard".  Sure enough the duck was standing outside the chicken coop staring at the chickens and they were staring back at the duck.

 

I went outside and gave the uneasy duck a wide berth as I let the chickens out.  Luckily the roosters are all still fairly small, the duck quickly secured it's place in the pecking order and now we have a duck!!

She's a welcome friend. We only hope she'll find her way back to her flock, but for now she's seems to be staying put.

 

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