This weekend we attended the Maryland Poultry Swap & Farmers Market in Sharpsburg. There were lots of chickens, guineas, pheasants, quail, and other animals, but we just couldn’t resist the cute little call ducks. So the farm’s newest residents are Deuce and Dee Dee, a beautiful pair of bibbed call ducks. We set up a fence and a small pool and resurrected the old dog house that was here when we moved in but never used. We thought it would only take an hour or so, but took about half of the day.
The ducks seemed immediately comfortable in their new area and even swam around in their new kiddie/duck pool for a while. They are very attached to each other, quacking frantically even when we picked them up to put them in their reconditioned home for the night. Together, they are really cute. I am looking forward to seeing what kind of eggs they produce and maybe even raising a family in the spring.