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Cost of Raising Ducklings

This article is to help me keep track of the costs and time involved in raising a duckling, and to give others an idea of what raising a duckling should cost them. I have 7 Pekin ducklings and purchased them on March 16th (they were 1 week old). As of now they are living in an empty stock-tank. I already had their heatlamp, heatbulb, feeders, and waterers.

 

 

 

March 16, 2013

  • Savachick electrolyte (3 pack) $1.69
  • Savachick Probiotic (3 pack) $2.54
  • Duramycin $4.67
  • Pur Chick Start and Grow (50lb) $14.87

Total after tax: $25.20

Running Total: $25.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 17, 2013

  • Bag of Flake Shavings $4.24

Total after tax:  $4.49

Running Total: $29.69

 

March 27, 2013

  • Bag of Flake Shavings $4.24

Total after tax:  $4.49

Running Total: $34.18

 

*The ducklings have now outgrown their stock tank that I am keeping them in. The chick feeder and 1 gallon waterer that I was using is also no longer large enough. They have not gotten their feathers yet, but are growing like weeds.  

 

March 30, 2013

  • Pur Chick Start N Grow 50lb $14.87

Total after tax: $15.76

Running Total: $49.94

 

*They haven't completely ran out of their first bag of feed yet (they probably have 15 or 20 pounds left), but I was already at the feed store today so I picked up their second bag so I would have it on hand. 

 

April 1, 2013

  • Bag of Flake Shavings $4.24

Total after tax: $4.49

Running Total: $54.43

 

 

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