|Posted by Gail on April 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM|
I successfully convinced the kids that the mallard derivative ducks, Sonny, Jayne, and Peepers, needed to be set free. The explanation I gave was that we have enjoyed them as pets for a year, but that now they need to go find girl ducks and make babies.
What I didn't mention was that now that they are a year old, living in a pen, they routinely prison rape each other. 0.o THIS is why you don't have an all male flock.
So today we took pics with the ducks and tried to set them free in the creek.
They wouldn't go in the water, but instead wandered along the shoreline. This evening, after dark, they came up onto the lawn and were wandering around quacking and chattering while they cruised the front lawn for bugs.
My neighbors were not going to be pleased.
So I successfully herded them back into the back yard, and then (with some help) into the pen. We'll try releasing them at a pond with ducks and see if that goes better.
oops. Domesticated ducks are domesticated.
(the kids won't let us eat them though and I highly doubt there is someone with an MD flock looking for three males of various style)
pictured: Jayne with Peaches, Sonny with Monkey
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