Our Ducks

original12ducklings In the Spring of 2000 our pond had an algae problem. We also wanted our pond to be more fun and lively. Well, we found out that ducks eat algae. Since any other solution to the algae problem was too expensive, we went looking for ducklings to live in our pond.

nestingduck Well, the ducks did solve our algae problem that year. In addition, we later created a healthier pond by reestablishing proper water flow through it from the river. The ducks didn’t mind this either. And, the story of our ducks lives on.

Today, the ducks at Stone Mountain delight our guests. They make special appearances at weddings and reunions that we have near the pond and they are thought of as part of our family!

As you can see from looking around on our website, they have become our trademark!

The Stone Mountain Lodge Duck Blog

(or Our Duck Story)

sml-duck We’ve been updating Our Duck Story ever since. And, we’ve learned a lot about ducks over the years.

Since we started doing this before blogs were popular, we didn’t know what to call it. Now we do. Now our website supports blogs, so it will be easier to keep the world updated about the Stone Mountain Lodge ducks!

Enjoy reading. Hopefully it will entertain and we will pass along some of the knowledge about ducks we acquired over time.

Filed Under: Our Ducks!

2009 Ducks

March 23, 2010  

Due to a hungry mountain lion, we lost all our ducks by the end of 2008. Unfortunately, there was nothing we could do. It was a slow process over the summer and fall. It was quite frustrating. As a result, we didn’t have any ducks through the winter. We decided this was a good thing, […]

Wild Ducks and Domestic Ducks Get Along

August 13, 2007  

Several wild ducks did come by for a good part of the summer, and all got along quite well.And they do breed! But, I do remember one occasion just after the wild ducks came by. They all followed me up the hill from the pond. All of a sudden, a car door slammed and they […]

Domestic Ducks and Predators

April 12, 2006  

Due to a mild winter during 2005-2006, all our ducks survived until spring. And thankfully, there were enough ducks so they could keep a section of the pond ice free by themselves. This is so important, because without a place to scramble to, they are literally “sitting ducks” for predators. Ducks really are quite hardy […]

Two Stone Mountain Ducks Immortalized!

October 5, 2005  

Here’s an update in the Fall of 2005 This year we did more beautification project to our lodge. Well, two of our favorite ducks became immortalized! I took one of our best pictures of La Nuit and April, aka Bonnie and Clyde, (see our ducks during 2003), and made cutouts for our new shudders on […]

A Pair of Canadian Geese Stop by Every Spring

September 17, 2004  

During the Spring of 2004, 2 moms had 11¬†and 6 ducklings respectively. Of these broods, 9 and 1 survived. They enjoy hanging out together. We have also become accustom to have other wildlife guests at our pond. A pair of Canadian geese stop by every year for about a month or two in the spring. […]

Less Ducks then More

September 28, 2003  

By the spring of 2003 nature had whittled our flock down to 6 ducks when we adopted another Rouen female. Later this spring we lost Mama White to road traffic. We really miss her. Soon after this, we released 2 new ducks to the pond. These ducks are of different breeds; One is all black […]

Famous Ducks

March 10, 2002  

During the Summer of 2001 we visited Memphis TN and just had to visit the famous Peabody Hotel Ducks. These quackers live at the Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis and put on a show for locals and visitors alike twice daily. In the morning they come down the elevator from their rooftop abode and march […]

Our Duck Story Begins in the year 2000!

September 1, 2001  

Back in the year 2000, we started with a flock of 12 ducks. Eight were Rouens (related to wild mallards) and 4 were Pekins (the plump white variety). We raised them in our bathtub and then at about 2 weeks old brought them to the duck pen by the pond. At about 7 weeks, when […]

Print This Post Print This Post