My real name is Karen,live alone but have a boyfriend, two cats, share 30+ ducks with my neighbors, more ducklings on the way, and other wildlife up the valley (no lions!!). I chose the name Brook for using on the message board coz the valley I live in is the Brook Valley, end of the road and into native bush. Nelson is at the top of the South Island of New Zealand and has a dry warm climate with frosts in the winter. Most of the early ducklings didn't survive the weather but the new broods are doing well (unless the mother ducks practiced with the first broods and are now more experienced).
All my ducks are called "Duck,Duck" said in a high squeaky voice like "Puss,Puss" except "Duck" said in a low stern voice "One Brain, Two Ducks" & "Henrietta", broken leg, victim of vicious gang rape, two weeks recovery in the safety of an old rabbit hutch