One of my reader’s and farmingfriends, Alexandra sent me some photos of her lovely ducks and drakes. Anyone who has been reading the farmingfriends forum will know about Alexandra’s drake Monty who all of a sudden turned vicious.
“Monty is I think a Rouen (very very large mallard!) I have 2 female Cherry valleys, one duck is a mixture of Cherry Valley and Monty above. and one is a female Cayuga. The first 3 are year and a half and the second two are 13 weeks. All live in a large run (with pond in it) and sleep in the shed within the run at night (in large dog cages, with old duvets washed daily! they are my pets and get to run in the garden when I am home. Monty has gone from being very affectionate and wanting to be held to terrorizing me and the newish ducks. He pecks really hard and chases me. I have tried holding his beak til he stops, pushing him away to no avail.”
I was delighted to finally see the infamous Monty and his pals.
If you have any photos of your ducks that you would like to share then leave a comment and I will get back to you.