Three times yesterday our flock escaped from the coop. I would send the boys out to herd them in and sternly remind them to latch the gate shut. Twenty minutes later I would hear loud clucking and quacking right outside the window and the flock would be on the loose again. Finally the third time this happened, I went out to investigate and do a impromptu photo shoot. The problem ended up being with the gate post. It has shifted slightly in the ground so the latch is not catching all the way.
In other ducky news, they have all been named. The two Rouen ducks were named Roe & Wynn. The two Pekin ducks were named Angel and Winifred (Wini for short).
So here are some photos of The Great Escape starring our flock of poultry. Enjoy!
Clockwise from top left: Goldie, Miss Queen, Amber & Checkers.
Amber and Checkers
Roe, Angel, Wini & Wynn digging in the mud.
Roe with her head buried in the mud.