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They are just so stinking cute!!!
 
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And here they are chilling on the bed with us...notice the shieldS; they poop a lot!
 
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They were following me and spotted a "Big Bird" in the sky. See the brown duck? He's looking dead at it!
 
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Here they are swimming...and there they are humping! Buahahaha!
 
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Here's one of my little sisters with one of the ducks...CUTE!
 
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Here are the ducklings drying off after another bath. I love giving them bath time
 
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And here they are trying out their newer home. They liked the box inside the house, but they were too big so I had to transition them to this one. It's actually a rabbit hutch, but we didn't have rabbits at the time so we still made use of it.
 
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This is the top part of the duck tractor. We let them in stay in this during the day when we were away from the house and then we put them back on the rabbit hutch in the evenings.
 
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That's Bean on top of the rabbit hutch. Brandon's acting like he's going to catch her poop when it projectiles at him. aaaaaahaaaahahahaha!!!
 
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I like how the brown ducks wings are spread in this one. Bean is getting humped again in the next one...smh!
 
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And here she is getting humped again.
 
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The ducklings are growing up so big and super fast too!
 
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Awe, they came back home
 
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Now Bean want to share! muahahaha!
 
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And now they're all getting in the feed bucket haha!
 
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We opened the compost and the ducks went to town digging through it eating all the good yummy surprises!
 
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Duckies drying off
 
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Brandon's taking feed down the way and they're so cute following him!
 
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Here Brittany is feeding that big ole duckling. And then Bean and the little girl are flying together now in the next one. And in the last one they're all trying to play together in the little kiddie pool haha
 
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Here they are on the mulch pile and then on one of the hugels
 
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Another Hugel and Duck picture!
 
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This is our progress on the greenhouse that we were starting to build onto the side of the barn.
 
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We picked some beans and hung them on a string from the clothes line and tada! It kept them busy for a while haha
 
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Me in my morning mess with the ducks! And then Brandon in his mess with the ducks too!
 
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Ducks in the swale! Woot woot!
 
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More Swale!
 
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Nieces playing with the ducks! How CUTE!!!
 
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We put them in the Duck Tractor so we could start clipping their wings. Only the muscovies have to be clipped. The first is "Little Girl" and the second is "Jelly Bean"
 
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This is the pool that had been abandoned for about 8+ years so now the ducks use it as their watering hole Looooooove it!
 
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More pool pix!
 
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Ain't he cute?
 
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So someone who works at a vets office knew we had ducks. The vet had come into a bunch of ducks but didn't have a spot for them. She asked if we wanted them, we said no, but we'd take them anyways for eggs and meat. You've seen the meat part in earlier pix, but here are the ones from when we first got them.
 
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We didn't know if they were sick or anything so we "quarantined" for a while before we put them all together.
 
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We had apples left over from the girls birthday party from when we bobbed for apples. Well one kid just kept taking one bite of them all and putting them back so we let the ducks handle the rest lol They loved it!
 
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I love when the girls play with the ducks! lol (Silvy has a habit of making that face when she sees me taking a picture, silly little one)
 
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He's checking out that white oval-shaped thing isn't he? lol I call him my Handsome
Then Bean and Little Girl have found a spot to both lay, weirdos haha
 
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Well, we finally integrated the ducks and they did very well!
 
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Still getting along!
 
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And here's Brandon. I let them follow hi, around sometimes too! (snicker snicker)
 
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Here they are on the Swales again!
 
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