Friday, April 30, 2010

ducklings!

20 Comments:

Blogger Penny said...

What kind are they?? I am soo jealous ... maybe next spring!

April 30, 2010 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Melanie J. said...

no fair! you get to keep yours!

April 30, 2010 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger HEATHER said...

How dear!!!

April 30, 2010 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Ducks too, oh how wonderful. A few years back I followed a blog called the New Agrarian and he blogged about raising ducklings, loved it.

Tonight I read a piece about a foodbank and the troubles people have to have their food needs met. Than I thought about you because if we all had a little bit of Jenna in us maybe we wouldn't be so depended on the supermarket.

Thanks for all the inspiration Jenna and make me think again of gardening again.

xoxo Elizabeth

April 30, 2010 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger m said...

Gah! The cuteness!

April 30, 2010 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Adorable!

Are these for meat or eggs? Dad always said ducks were a pain, 'cause all they did was eat and sh*t. lol

April 30, 2010 at 5:49 PM  
Blogger Dahlia ChanTang said...

they're so cute!

April 30, 2010 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger Rene said...

They look like they got into an ink pot.

April 30, 2010 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Too cute!!!!!

April 30, 2010 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger Toria said...

Awww, so cute. What kind are they? We have pekins which were pure yellow when babies. It's amazing how fast they grow!

April 30, 2010 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Eggs or meat?

Interestingly, the French treat ducks the same way they do cattle- they cut them up and use the different parts for different things, like the legs become confit, and the breasts are always cooked separately (I believe they have a special word just for duck breast, which is magret). And of course, they collect all that lovely fat and render it down and do things like make confit with it or pastry. Because the density of ducks is different all over the duck, this is the preferred way of cooking them, rather than roasting them whole, which would render some parts more done than other. Europeans generally eat far more duck than we do.

After all that, I would feel bad if you said eggs, but you know, they are good eating!

April 30, 2010 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger sheila said...

Cute! I have 4 ducklings about that same size. Mine are fawn colored Runner Ducks. What are these? Last year I raised 4 Khaki Campbell's they are laying like champs now. For me ducks are better layers than chickens. They sure are messy though. Brooding them in a pain. They love to play in the water and soak everything.

April 30, 2010 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger stace41971 said...

Awww...ducklings are too cute...I have 12 ducks who wont stop laying eggs and 3 bantams who wont stop going broody....which means Im going to be overrun wtih ducklings pretty soon. I guess there are worse things to be overrun with though, eh? :)

April 30, 2010 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

They are magpies! for training Gibson to herd, once he's a few months old!

April 30, 2010 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Stoltzfus said...

Paula,
Now you've made me hungry for duck! I was considering getting some this year for meat and now I have to.

Jenna,
One of the funniest things I ever saw was at a herding trial where they had a duck class. Watching those border collies eye and stalk those ducks was like watching cartoons on a Saturday morning. Laugh-out-loud funny!

April 30, 2010 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger bookjunky said...

I hate ducks. All they do is eat and sh*t. ;)

Seriously, I got 5 last year and both mallards went up in the hills and came back with ducklings. Caught and sold 5 but still have 11 swimming around the pond. They are getting out of hand. Every time I walk outside they all come quacking up (along with the two geese) begging for food. I thought they were supposed to FORAGE...their idea of foraging is raiding the chicken coop when the door is open.

May 1, 2010 at 12:50 AM  
Blogger Elsie said...

Oh! They remind me of my runner ducks this time last year. SO cute. So stinky!

May 1, 2010 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

So cute!

May 2, 2010 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger Tina Cardone said...

Just thought you might be happy to hear that I've saved this post in my google reader, every time I open it I see those adorable fuzzies. Puts a smile on my face every day!

May 9, 2010 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

We have chickens in our backyard but I so want to get ducks. Your so lucky

August 5, 2010 at 11:22 AM  

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