New life

IMG_0104 IMG_0109Fairly recently we added call ducks to our family of farm animals.  They look regular ducks, they’re just smaller.  They also have a very distinct call, hence their name.  They’re called “call ducks” because they are used by hunters to attract other ducks to the area.  We keep them because we like them – they have different personalities, and they are really pretty.  We recently ordered some call duck eggs and placed them under one of our brooding chickens.  We later found out that our female call duck had laid some of her own eggs.  We currently have four baby ducks.  We had a few more, but unfortunately they didn’t make it.  We’re slightly over protective of the four we have, but their momma and the other call ducks seem to be protective of well, so hopefully we won’t lose anymore.

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Author: Belle Chai

Farm girl wannabe, enjoying life on the Big Island. We have a small five acre farm along the Hamakua coast. While we have a few crops we grow to sell, we are trying to create a self sustaining lifestyle on our little piece of paradise. I set up this blog initially to help me keep track of different things we grow and how well they’re doing, but recently decided to go public with it. I enjoy reading other hobby farm sites, and thought sharing our story a little might inspire others as they have inspired me.

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