Monday, May 18, 2015

Our drake was lonely...

So we found him a friend.

The drake and a duck checking out the duck in the mirror.

All of our female ducks are setting on eggs and rarely get off their nests.  (Ducklings hatching in a few weeks!)  As soon as the last one started to set, the drake changed his behavior.  He started flying over the fence so he could go hang out with the chickens, either outside or inside the coop.  Rob noticed that he was going in the coop to stare at the wall, the one with a mirror.  So now the mirror has been moved to the duck yard.  The drake spends most of the day keeping company with his handsome, but flat, friend.  First thing each morning, he heads over to say hello.  It's funny and interesting and sort of sweet.  Problem solved.