Open Thread: I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying

For obvious reasons, this just about did me in:

Here’s a quick pic of mine. THEY DO NOT LIVE IN THE HOUSE, LOL.  But they have started laying eggs again, so you know spring is really here.

It is so difficult to get photos of them. They HATE when I aim a camera or phone at them. But here are few more.

I will tell you that a single duck is a recipe for trouble. They need to be in at least pairs. And for those wondering, a spoiled duck could very well live 8-10 years. I hope Kylie and Snowflake have as many as possible.

Open thread.

23 replies
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    MomSense says:

    SHes quite a celebrity here in Maine.

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    sukabi says:


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    debbie says:


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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    That is unbearably cute!

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    WaterGirl says:

    @TaMara up top

    You’re right, I am crying.

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    Ruckus says:

    My sister won a duckling at the city carnival dime toss one year. He grew into a huge mallard that was strikingly beautiful. Our golden retriever would carry him by the neck up on the back porch and wait for someone to come out and take him. Never so much as ruffled a feather but the duck was not amused in the least. One of them had to go and the duck lost.

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    trollhattan says:

    100 pounds of cute in a 10-pound box. Mercy!

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    rikyrah says:

    Therapy duck😪😪😪

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    geg6 says:

    Oh, I was so hoping you saw this! I watched it earlier and told John I was going tell my friend TaMara about it. Sweetest thing ever.

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    wmd says:

    I had a pair of Muscovy ducks for a few years. They would cooperate to rape chickens by herding them into space between coop and fence. It was a relief to lose one to a raccoon. The other died of old age at 13 years old.

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    @wmd: At which point you should have separated them from the chickens. Especially if they are not raised together, they will not get along with other birds.

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    Dear god, Mr DAW has Jim Jordan on my TV

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    debbie says:


    My previous apartment was a development overrun by ducks and Canada geese. One day, there was a real racket outside and when I looked, a gang of ducks were raping another duck. It was that time of year, I guess, but I would expect thuggish behavior from the geese, not the ducks.

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    Forcing sex rarely works for anything besides empty promises. Ducks have…weird anatomy. LOL

    And BTW, thanks for turning a sweet thread into something horrific.

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    WaterGirl says:

    Wow. Did not expect to read about duck and chicken rape on this what was a happy little thread.

    edit: posted before I saw TaMara’s comment at #16.

    Maybe you could just pull the thread and post the sweet video again.

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    satby says:

    @TaMara (HFG): a very sweet thread, badly needed. Thanks!

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    debbie says:

    @WaterGirl: @satby: @TaMara (HFG):

    Perhaps it would be more to your liking if the individual posts were just deleted. Have at it.

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    LivinginExile says:

    Many years ago when I was living in the French Quarter there was a local character called Ruthy the duck lady. Her pet duck followed her from bar to bar. She would ask for a little red wine for later, the bartenders would fill a to go cup with wine and off she would go to the next bar with her duck following along.

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    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    @TaMara (HFG): I saw those and thought, really? WTF? People are weird.

    Kylie is cute and Snowflake is a very spoiled duck I hope they have many happy years together. The look on her face when asked “you know, some day he’s gonna grow up and go to college?” is *priceless* and I cannot thank you enough for posting this, TaMara.

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    Keith P. says:

    I got a pair of ducks for Easter or something when I was a kid. They were great. When it would rain, we’d see them humping, and then there would be eggs. We incubated the eggs, but they wouldn’t ever hatch. We ultimately found out we had two female ducks. IIRC one of our dogs killed one of them, but I can’t remember what happened to the other one.

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    sgrAstar says:

    @LivinginExile: very Louise Penney.

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