04 Mar Drama in the Barnyard
The duck and geese have already started laying eggs despite the snow and below freezing weather! This is a photo of the eggs from a couple days ago: 2 geese eggs, one duck egg (a little smaller and darker), and a store bought hen egg just for size comparison.
And now that the females have started laying, the drake and gander are becoming very protective and there have been a few spats between them. Donald Duck used to be the bully of the barnyard when the geese were small. Now he is experiencing bullying from the much bigger gander. The gander even chases Petunia, the goat, away from his ladies and food – and Petunia runs! Then Daisy Duck and one of the geese were seen jockeying with each other to sit on the nest where each had laid their egg in the same spot!