Ducks on the Move Number Two

We are slowly learning that while managing livestock in multiple locations during the relatively benign months of the year can be pleasant, during the time of mud, cold and wind it pays to be more efficient.

So, today was a time for more duck consolidation.

Cayugas were the first breed of ducks we hatched and Lucky, the Drake in charge, dates back to that first brood

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He currently has five ducks to look after and they have lived as a close knit isolated group for a long time. When they can find an accidental hole in their netting they are quick to explore but now the time has come to leave with permission they would rather stay where they know

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They need encouragement to go down the step

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not very elegantly

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and it is off past the polytunnel

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through the wood and into the meadow

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Round the corner and past the hens

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towards the gate of their new home

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where a reception committee awaits

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A bit of a stand off at first

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but they soon start settling in, while keeping themselves to themselves

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