Eight ducklings set for Karara farm life
TAKING some shade at the Warwick Pig and Calf Sale yesterday were mates Luke Clark and Ben Moody, with a newly-purchased box full of tiny ducklings.
Mr Clark said the young flock was bound for his parent's farm at Karara.
"I bought eight ducklings today for $21,” he said.
"The plan is to take them home and feed them and bring them back to market in a few months.
"It's a good way to make a little extra money.”
Mr Clark said all going well, the grown ducks would sell for between $15 and $20.
"So there's a tidy profit if it works out like that,” he said.
"I'm trying to save up for a new horse.
"I have one but he's a bit silly, young and active, a bit hard to control.”
The ducks won't be alone on the farm by any stretch.
"We've got two horses, a pig, three cows, a heap of sheep, one duck, two geese, three turkeys, two dogs, a cat and heaps of chickens,” he said.
"These fellas will have a good life, plenty of grain and a swim on the dam.”