|Chicken plus duck|
Chickens are flock animals, not solitary creatures, though I thought a lonely life was better than death by pecking. She actually seemed to be enjoying herself. She had the whole property to roam, and gained weight eating bugs galore. Then, the ducks moved outside, and I had hopes that they might all bond. At first, I kept the duck trio in their own pen when they would come out, and she didn't show any aggression to them. Then, when it was warm enough, I popped them in the chicken coop and there they stayed. She didn't seem to mind them. I'd let them out and they would excitedly run around and forage, and she would saunter up like she didn't really care about them, but just happened to want to forage in the same place.
Now they are free ranging, and follow her around the place. They are quite a motley crew, but a content bunch, as far as I can tell.
|Time for a drink|
|Lounging under the elderberry bushes|