They are the least demanding livestock who also pay rent. 1 dozen eggs in less than a week. Tasty eggs.
Which means lots of babies. I will let them settle first and move them into a duck hut and not the chicken coop.
I have to get them in at night because the predators are slinky and sneaky. Raccoons, mink, otter, eagles and buzzards.
I budget about 30 minutes at night to round them up out of the garden where they like to weed and eat bugs.
Also about 30 minutes in the morning to make sure they have clean water and new crumble. I get my breakfast egg every morning and a few more during the day.
The daffodils are up all over Sweethaven.
|Spring daffodil. Mayne Island morning dew.|
|First duck egg laid at Sweethaven.|
|Some of the new girls at Sweethaven.|