There’s A Duck In My Barn

It is with great sadness and heartfelt compassion I tell you that Ping has moved out.

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They just grow up so darn quick.  One day you’re diapering your little, yellow fellow & bathing him in the kitchen sink, and the next thing you know you’re helping him pack his things and move to his new apartment  brooder.

I can only take the poultry living in my house for a brief time, then I’m done.

It’s cute when they are little yellow balls of fluff – but what most people don’t realize is that the cute fluffy period lasts only about 5 days.  Then they loose the fluff, and start growing feathers and stink.  It’s not pretty.

Aside from the “cuteness” factor, you have the “smell” factor, the “noise” factor, the “he outgrew his diaper” factor, and the “hay, crap, and feed is all over my house” factor to consider when you have a duck living in your house.  It was either him or me.

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So, now…………….  there’s a duck in my barn.

Of course, Sonny joined Ping in the new brooder.  Sonny never ran around my house in a diaper, so we really don’t notice he’s gone.

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Ping is doing great in his new home.  He has heat, hay, food, and best of all – a 1 gallon drinker filled with water. The ducks have not left the drinker’s side since they arrived in their new home.

Ping can splash his water all over the floor, the cage, and the entire barn and I don’t have to clean it up.

Happy Happy Happy.

 

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