The ducklings are already catching up on mum Eve in size. Eve is a silkie x sussex and very small so I knew it wouldn’t take long – but this was quicker that I thought and I just hope she keeps them with her another week or two before taking herself back to the main coop. I had my first attempt at vent sexing at 2 days old and thought 1 boy and 2 girls, a second attempt seems to show 2 boys and 1 girl. The boys will be for the table and I have managed to find a local farm that will dispatch and dress them for me. Although I know how to do this myself, I much prefer the thought of letting someone else do this for me as no matter how hard I try I always end up getting a little attached even to the birds for meat.