Emerald bought these 3 little ducklings home from school, as the girl who had them wasn't allowed to keep them. We always have our laying hens and sometimes we raise a batch of meat chickens for our own consumption but we have not kept ducks for about 5yrs now. I had forgotten what a mess they make, not to mention the smell.
I do love ducks though and as a child I had one very special duck called "Mabel". When we went to live by the sea when I was seven I would carry her down for a swim in the ocean then pop her back under my arm and walk home again. Even back then I would get a few weird looks.
If these ducks are drakes(does that makes sense) we will prepare them for the table by Christmas otherwise if they are ducks(& I'm hoping) I will have lovely fresh ducks eggs to bake with. Time will soon tell but until then I will make sure I were shoes when walking in the garden!!