Oh boy, we’ve entered the duckteen stage!
It’s time to spend time outside. Starting inside their pen so the big ducks could get to know them first, they quickly moved to exploring the yard. Despite Mabel protesting loudly, they always gravitate to wherever the big ducks are hanging, or follow them around the yard.
It started a little faster than I intended. After two days spending time in their pen, I opened the patio door to start the grill and they ran over and demanded to go outside. So, I popped them down the stairs and they promptly ran over to the big ducks. They have a death wish.
I decided to let them explore the yard as I prepped dinner, keeping an eye out, and they played nicely. So I put their pen away and now we are working on the transition to living outdoors. Maddie and Nora are my peacemakers, while Mabel is making sure everyone knows she’s the dominant duck in the flock, which Nikki interprets as a threat to Nora. So Nikki then takes on Mabel and I have to keep a close eye and step in on occasion.
Right now they are driving me nuts because they can’t go outside, it’s much too cold and snowing. But we are probably a week out from them being outside permanently, so there’s that. LOL
I have to run out for most of the day, I suspect it’s going to be a busy news day, so use this as your thread to come back to for relief from the crazy.
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