Besides dried mealworms and a bit of lettuce (apparently the minced red peppers that the girls gobble up with great zeal aren’t “food”), Henry hasn’t been eating a whole lot.
He has had his elusive Purina crumbles now for several days and Marcus even saw him eating a bit of it. So I was shocked but so pleased to see this yesterday when I was hanging out with the ducks:
Henry has now been interacting with the girls unsupervised. Except for the very first time where there was a decent amount of nipping and biting, especially between him and one of the Cayugas, everyone has been very polite with each other. The girls always stay pretty close together, even before Henry, and Henry just follows the group around. He bathes a lot so that’s a good sign of healthy, happy duck. He sticks up his feathered little butt quite a bit while bathing, so I wonder if he is used to a bigger bathing area than a 9-gallon pool?
Introducing Handsome Henry, the Golden Cascade Drake
For my birthday this year, I asked if I could get Golden Cascade ducks, and Marcus said yes!