Meet the ducklings! They are about 2wks old & have temporary names: Duckling Small & Duckling Big.
I'm typing one handed as they're both asleep on the other one... CUTE! I wont type much as a result & typos will be worse than usual! :)
The ducklings were hatched in an incubator by the gorgeous South Yeo Farm in mid Devon. Here's their website: southyeofarmwest.co.uk. Well worth a look!
They settled in really quickly, falling asleep on me within the 1st hour! Next day I made them a temporary run. As I was making it they met Beauty, one of my ex-battery hens. She was non-plussed really but very keen to show off her new feathers - check those babies out! Hot chick!
I filled a little tub with water for the ducklings & over the next 30 mins gradually persuaded them to jump in. Which they did with abandon! They went hyperduck!
This video makes me giggle, especially when Duckling Small wibbles & falls over!
We went on a very small adventure through the grass. Oooh they loved it! Can't wait till they're old enough to be running around themselves exploring & scoffing slugs!
So... Duckling Small and Duckling Big are the new additions to our family. I have no idea what sex they are yet. If they're both male, well... I'll just have to get some more! ;)