‘Fast food’ for the kids!

At six weeks old, our fourteen muscovy ducklings are doing really well and both mums, Puff and Biggles, have done a great job. Even so, such a large family takes some feeding and they have become regular visitors to the kitchen door, taking advantage of the ‘fast food’ sometimes on offer. More of a Waddle thru’ than a Drive thru’ really!  of course Snowball, the cockerel, and his hens are never far away if ever there’s a hint of food to be had! The ducklings’ plumage is developing now and all fourteen have very similar markings, as did the first brood earlier in the year. Their breast markings are lovely I think and the green sheen of their newly developed shoulder feathers glisten beautifully in the sunshine.

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