Our first! The ducks have picked out a corner in the goatie girls' shed and created a little nest there. The other day two of the ducks were standing by it, discussing something.
|Shared nest? Seems a precarious spot, doesn't it? However, I find|
chicken eggs in the goat shed all the time - in the hay feeder or randomly
laid on the floor. Amazingly, the goats haven't stepped on an egg yet!
I took a peek and found those two eggs. The next day I found two more. Yesterday I found three.
How do they look compared to chicken eggs?
|Muscovy eggs on the left, Black Australorp eggs on the right.|
They are larger than our 'Lorp eggs, which are a nice large chicken-egg size.
How do they taste?
Excellent! I might even like them better than chicken eggs.
The ducks had abandoned the chicken coop as sleeping quarters awhile back because Mr. Rooster kept chasing them out. They still make several daily trips to visit the feeder in the coop when he isn't around.
Now I need to get serious about finding another drake so that if one of the ladies is so inclined, she can raise a batch of ducklings.