Wednesday, March 27, 2013

more duckling shots and brand new lambs

Ducklings are getting bigger

Less than 5 minutes old and cute as a button

She's licking them off and bonding with the little ones

Saturday, March 23, 2013

First lambs on the farm

These are Icelandic sheep.  She's a real dedicated mum and has taken to both her lambs right away.

Chicken wanted to know what was going on.

and got told off by mum

They lamb out in the open, then spend  a few days in the mummy shelter (called a Jug), which is full of good things to eat and lots of lovely warm straw.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Hope you aren't getting board of these duckling photos yet

Had a cold snap here so I moved ducklings and mum to the greenhouse where they can be out of the wind.

Here's a mummy hen sitting on goose eggs.  She's in for a surprise in a few weeks.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Duckling inspired art

Duckling inspired art by my friend H

little ducks with mummy

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Ducklings 2013, first day out.

Mummy duck standing guard

Making sure everyone's okay

Their run for the first few days to keep them safe.
boards around the edge for extra protection against the wind

"Mummy?  Are you my mummy?"

All together now "Awwwweeee"
They still haven't learnt to eat or drink yet, but mummy decided they needed to get out of the house for a while.  After sitting on those eggs for 45 days, can you blame her?

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Hatching time

Mumma Muscovy Duck with day old chicks.