New Arrivals on the Traidhos Farm

As many have noticed, the Early Year students added some new residents to the Traidhos community last month, when they incubated and hatched out three ducklings. Quickly outgrowing their home on the playground, a decision was made for the Three-Generation Farm to adopt and house the web-footed adolescents.

Brimming with exciting (as they always are) the young students paraded the ducks through campus and to their cosy farmstead bungalow at the back of the farm. The ducks quickly settled in, chomping farm lettuce and cucumber and splashing in their mini pond. Soon they will be grazing on snails and exploring the many ponds our farm has to offer.

After wishing the ducks a good night, the students scrambled duck eggs for a snack, and dreamed of the day when their ducks will start laying. Khaki Campbells, the breed of our new ducks, begin laying eggs as early as four months after hatching, and quickly become laying machines (up to 300 eggs per year!).

“Can we come see them tomorrow?’’ asked the students.

“Of course! Come say hi whenever you want.”

Ryan Garrett
Farm Educator

 

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