Thursday, March 30, 2006

Be Kind To Your Web-footed Friends

The Barnyard Combo has arrived! Those ducks are pretty damn cute and cuddly. I had to stop myself from taking them out of the box and snuggling on the way home from the Post Office. Unlike chicks, ducklings illicit the need to pet. It must be the cute little bills... I am truly, deeply in love with the goslings. They come right up to me when I go out to check on them. Their slight ungainliness and giant feet make them even more endearing. The turkeys are cute at this stage with giant eyes and they love to snuggle under your hand. The chickens may have to kick it up a notch to stay in my good graces...

Look at those feet!


  1. Jamie, Now don't you wish you had ordered those geese???

    One already nipped Biscuit's nose, although I think it was more out of curiousity than agression.

  2. I really shouldn't be on the computer right now (I left James downstairs with my parents) but I just have to say this:
    I miss my ducks! omigod, I forgot how freaking cute little quackers are. When I get home, I'll have to dig out their baby pictures. Have fun with them, Maggie. :)

  3. One more thing.... do you know what breeds they are yet?

  4. Kind of, yeah. I suppose I could always procure a couple of goslings down at the Feed & Seed...

    NO! BAD JAMIE!! I'm in too deep already!


  5. I think they are Pekins and Rouens. The geese are either Toulouse or African. I'm going to have to wait to see if they get nobs on their bills or dewlaps on their chins...