Wow, I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted! There's been a lot of growing-up since my last post.
The 'baby ducklings' are no longer babies or ducklings... We had some raccoon trouble when we went on vacation, and we now only have the two mallards and one Pekin, Emerald, plus good ole' Pearl of course.
But, we also bought a pair of Indian Runner ducks! They're names are Queen Victoria and King Albert. I've wanted Runners for a long time; I just love how they walk!!
Queen Victoria & King Albert
And those little tiny baby chicks? They are big, fully feathered, and should start laying soon! Oddly, we've only lost one of the four, and none of the Co-op chicks.
"Friendly" the (possible) Red Sex-Link
"Sugar" the Americauna
Some of the chicks are watched by Tiptoes the cat
We have three of these chickens, the breed of which we are not sure... The Co-op folks told us they were Jersey Giants, but they have red breasts and look suspiciously like Black Sex-Links....
Cynthia and her mini-me, Gladys
Aaaand one of our Silkie setters (after a loooong wait) hatched a little baby Silkie! And then a few days later, Butterscotch the Rhode Island Red hen (who has hatched chicks before) hatched another one! [At one point in time we had about a half a dozen hens setting all at once!]
The Silkie babies, who, if they're girls, shall be named "Paris" and "Nikki", strut around the yard
Some of the big girls
Bethany the Golden Polish
Hangin' in the coop
Whoopi the Golden Polish