We have ducklings!
Babies on the farm are always a delight, ducklings especially. They are the cutest of the cute. These sweet ducklings are extra special as there mother is Jennifer who earlier this year was attacked by a fox. You may recall the story from May.
We lost Clarissa, a beautiful large white Aylesbury duck. We thought we had also lost Jennifer her pair (the Two Fat Ladies - Clarissa & Jennifer) however I found Jennifer wounded in the garden covered in blood and very traumatised.
Jennifer was a very sick duck. She had been mauled around her head resulting in a lot of swelling including swelling of her brain. However it was clear she was a survivor and not of faint heart. After much intensive nursing she got back on feet and with the loving support of brown duck she re learnt her life as a duck. Jennifer still has a slight list when she walks (acquired brain injury) but is managing really well. Little Brown duck (she is really a very light tan) is still by Jennifer's side acting as a co-parent as you can see from the photos above. Jennifer and louis (or louise - our male Aylesbury cross) will breed us a nice big flock of meat ducks eventually, with brown ducks' support of course.