Henny and Penny Duck
These are a couple of Gold Star Hybrid Duck hens we got as chicks this year from McMurray Hatchery. They’re headed up one of the lanes to the high pastures for breakfast. To be, or not to be is the question.
We keep a lot of layer chicken hens, primarily for their organic pest control – eating bugs – as well as the work they do breaking apart manure patties and laying eggs for the smaller pigs.
I also like keeping some ducks as they stir up the pig ponds as well as eating slugs, mosquitoes and such. Most of our ducks are the white pekin but it is fun to have some other colors too. These Gold Star remind me of the Rouen Ducks which we’ve had before.
Outdoors: 74°F/49°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 66°F/62°F
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