posted on Aug, 13 2020 @ 10:44 AM
a reply to: DrumsRfun
The really are a mess, especially in their pen, which has to be cleaned every day or so.
When I first brought that big duck home, he seemed so lonely, having grown up with the chickens. He would go into his cage at night, and in the
morning go sit by the water by himself all day. The first day or two he was here, he tried to take up in the garage, but I kicked him out because I
didn't want a mess. So, he went off into the woods and would just sit there among the pines all day, until night.
Now, he's very vocal. When I go to feed them, he gets right up in my face wanting either mealworms or for me to let the little ones out of the cage.
When I let them out, they are practically inseparable. They'll go down to the water and sit together, with the big one keeping an eye out, it seems.
They still won't get in the water, although the big one will occasionally get in and play—as long as his feet can touch, just like with FCD's geese.
But yes, they are a responsibility, more than I had imagined, and extremely social.
All I know, is that he is extremely happy to have some friends to pal around with.
edit on 13-8-2020 by Liquesence because: (no reason given)