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Our duckling is home with us!

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We brought out duckling home with us today! He was the "runt" of his "litter," the only miracle survivor out of 8 fertilized eggs. He's about 2 weeks old now, and came home in a cardboard box this morning, until we got his actual "home" set up. I've added some photos to share below. He's so cute and our kiddos are in love with him! We aren't sure if he is actually a he yet, but we have been calling him that until we know for sure. smile.png He seems very happy and content here, and come April, he will be outside and joined by some buddies when we are able to get a few more babies to join our flock. smile.png

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Precious!  I would like to make a couple of suggestions to enhance his environment.

 

An unbreakable mirror for "company," and an old sheet or towel over the wires on the bottom of the cage.  Ducks' feet may be one of their most sensitive, easily injured parts.  So walking on wire (If I see that picture correctly) could be a strain and an injury risk.

 

You may already have done these, I realize.

 

There is a Sticky on the Duck Forum for Raising Ducklings - if you haven't yet, take a look - it has good ideas.

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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If you don't want to use a twel coarse pine shavings would also work.
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Here is the link   http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711

 

What a precious duckling.. Congrats!!

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

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