Saturday, January 3, 2015

2ND FAMILY'S NEW DUCK

Recently, we mentioned about 2nd Family losing one of their ducks.  Well, the next door neighbor was heading to a livestock sale and so they asked if they could come along to see if there were any ducks.  

They went and found this one...


...not sure what species she is but she's the newest member of the family.

Her name is "Nui" (pronounced like saying newie) and I guess you could say she's a rescue duck of sorts.  She is fitting in nicely with their other animals and most importantly, Ginkgo really seems to like her as well.  She follows him around all over the place, learning the ropes of her new home.


Nui and Ginkgo
She is grooming, eating well and playing in the kiddie pool that they keep water in.  She's very friendly and seems happy in her new home.  


Two ducks and a dog
And Alice, the family dog, is getting to know her.  
She approves. 


30 comments:

  1. awwww..cute! she found a good new home!

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    1. She certainly lucked into a great home for sure.

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    1. She is pretty huh? Her colors are so vibrant in person. Thanks!

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    1. Yep, very pretty with striking colors. :-)

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  4. I am glad she found a good home too. She looks so sweet!

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    1. She is one lucky duck, ha. Sorry, couldn't resist.

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  5. oh she is beautiful! i am glad that she has a new home and that Gingko has a new friend! much love to both of you!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Gingko is very happy, he took to her almost immediately. Luv back to ya!

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  6. So, ducks can be added without the angst chickens go through when a new chickens joins the flock? I am sure they will enjoy the companionship.

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    1. Apparently, they were worried but "J" did some reading and it seemed ok. She stayed with them to make sure it was good and they just sort of bonded right away.

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  7. I wonder how a duck recognizes another duck...do they know what they themselves look like? Are they aware of their 'duckiness?' Ponder that. :-)

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    1. Well, now there is something think about huh? Wow. Interesting. Like if you put her with chickens, would she think she was a chicken? Would they take to each other? Do they recognize members of their own species? Great question!! Thank you for stopping by!

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  8. What a cutie. So lucky to find a loving home.
    Rosezeeta

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  9. Looks like a Muscovy Duck to me. Had one show up here on the lake, would eat bird seed right out of your hand:)

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    1. THANK YOU! Just googled Muscovy and yep, that's got to be her. I will pass that along to them so they know. I bet hand feeding would be fun. I'll have to try that next time I see her.

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    3. The one that visited us....well we'd shake a Solo cup full of sunflower seeds and he (after checking Google it was indeed a he) would waddle over, wagging his tail back & forth, puff up and raise his crest and make hissy noises. But we'd just tell 'Red' to settle down & come eat and he would :) I could even pet his breast if I was slow. Really cool bird.

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  10. Very pleased ginkgo is not alone.

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    1. I think he's happy too. They said the two of them are sleeping together on these cold nights so that's nice.

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  11. So glad that Ginkgo has a new friend and that Nui has a wonderful new home.

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    1. Thank you, everyone out there seems happy and that's a good thing.

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  12. I do not want ducks, until I see someone else with ducks.....

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    1. I hear ya. 2nd Family tells us they are messy for sure, water having to be changed sometimes twice a day, but they are are very personable and really cute so I guess that makes up for that, ha. We'll just live vicariously through theirs though, ha.

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  13. so cute. maybe a muscovy cross? :)

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    1. I suppose that's possible huh? She's very pretty and super friendly.

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  14. 1st Man,

    I'm not sure of the type of duck. When I lived in Florida, this type of duck was very popular there in the southern tip.

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    1. Really? Hey, maybe it made it's way from Florida, ha. It will be happy with weather here I'm sure (well, this Summer for sure, ha).

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