So as many of you know we got livestock guardian dogs this year. While Heimdall and Sobek are still being dumb puppies (BIRDS ARE FRIENDS NOT TOYS), they are also already so good at their jobs that I can actually let the mama Muscovies raise their ducklings and I don't loose half of them to vanishing the first week. This is super amazing because brooder ducklings suck (they're wet and stinky!). But also interesting because of all the different mama duck styles we turn out to have.
One of the blue hens has a nest that should hatch soon, that will be the last ducklings of the year, so help me. I might have too many ducks. But mothering ability is a good thing to decide which to keep based on, so I have an excuse to keep them a little longer.