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OMG...I'VE GOT DUCKS ALREADY!!!!
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darkbrowneggs



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 11 10:45 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Both equally I suspect

T.G



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 11 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ducks love potatoes (our ducklings have also had a pasion for them on and off)and little fellows like those will still imprint or are easily conditioned into a routine, so if you use the same call at feed times they will learn to come when called. Straw is also good for bedding as is hay.

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 11 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

T.G wrote:
Ducks love potatoes...


Jackets? Sauté? Chips? Mash?

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 11 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:
What brilliant friends you have M-J.


I know. I'm so lucky - I really am knocked out by their kindness (and cunning)

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 11 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How are the new arrivals this morning MJ?

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 11 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
How are the new arrivals this morning MJ?


Awwww...they are just gorgeous!
I let them out of their new home and immediately regretted not having my camera with me as they waddled down the ramp.
They've wolfed down some porridge oats and have been splashing about in the temporary water trays.

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 11 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have they got names yet?

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 11 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
Have they got names yet?


Not yet. I'm awaiting inspiration...

mochyn



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 11 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Inspiration will strike when you're least expecting it.

Have fun with them! We had fun hatching the idea last weekend... (or was that the cider?)

T.G



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 11 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ours always liked them raw, the peelings as well as a full spud they'd occupy hours rooting through our tonnes of potatoes, which we had for the breed pigs, especially as they got a little snotty Our geese also loved potatoes, I was amazed I didn't think a bill would be much of a match for a spud

Jools



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 11 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What a lovely surprise! They're very cute.

chez



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 11 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Apparently Cathryn already has a chicken called Chez

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 11 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
Apparently Cathryn already has a chicken called Chez


And this suprises you?

Vanessa



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 11 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh WOW, how exciting!! DS is so full of lovely, lovely people, isn't it?!!

Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 11 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Vanessa wrote:
DS is so full of lovely, lovely people, isn't it?!!


Yes. And lunatics.

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