Dear Family & Friends
We wanted to raise ducks for eggs this year. So off we went to a Saturday open field market. It's not your usual sort of market...everything is sold there: food, seeds, plantlets, bareroot trees, brick n bracks, clothes, most things are not worth buying. There's also piglets, rabbits, chickens, sheep etc...in vendor's vans. I find this place very distressing. Most of the chickens looks horrible without feathers, and equally treated roughly by the seller itself. I could go on but I'd rather not.
|One of the week old duckling we got a couple of weeks ago
We didn't know where else to go buy ducklings but here, and there was only one duck seller selling very young ducklings. I was about to walkout after I saw the vendor grubbing the poor little ducks by their necks, 4 at a go, only to throw them back into another box , just to prove that they are strong week old ducklings! Either we get our ducks now or don't get it at all. But with the special trip made, we decided to go ahead and rescue 3 of them from this horrid man.
|The two 1 week old ducklings are always cuddling around the 1 month old duck as their mother.
I think these ducks are too young. We bought 2 of the week old ducklings, and another month old duck, who serves and acts as the 'little mother'. I didn't know whether I should cry or what.....but at least they are under our care now, and we hope to give our best for them to grow strong and happy in our garden.
This would be my first journal of our first duck raising adventure. Oppps, we actually am not sure whether we got male or female ducks...did I say we wanted some duck eggs later? Oh bother...but I'm not going back there to get egg laying ducks in the near future, let's hope they're not all males.
Wishing you a more positive day than what I'm going through for the moment.