So today we went down to one of the local feed stores to get ducklings. It’s family run, less than five miles down the road, and it’s kind of like a PowerPuff Girls live action movie. Very chipper, confident young ladies running the place. A knowledgeable and very professional girl who looked about ten or twelve was manning the chick zone. She certainly knew her poultry breeds and how to handle the babies just fine.
If you live rural, you know that the feed stores generally put out baby poultry around this time of year. The feed store had baby chicks, ducks, turkeys and geese. All were in nice setups with plenty of light, starter, water and room to scamper around. There was even a very sleepy duckling who had just hatched earlier this morning. Anyway that was the chick zone. Other times of the year other stuff is in there, but right now it’s all chicks, all the time.
And here they are! The Cayugas are the black ones.
Probably once I find the receipt I will do a boring post about costs, but that’s for another day. Time to go party with baby ducks!