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post #11 of 18
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Thank you. They are all Welsh Harlequins.

 

I read about the peas on the thread about duckling treats, as well as somewhere else. It must just be referring to giving them peas that aren't ground because it might be difficult to chew.

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/242460/the-ultimate-list-of-duck-treats-and-supplements


Edited by Doulos - 2/15/16 at 2:50pm
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Thank you. They are all Welsh Harlequins.

 

I read about the peas on the thread about duckling treats, as well as somewhere else. It must just be referring to giving them peas that aren't ground because it might be difficult to chew.

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/242460/the-ultimate-list-of-duck-treats-and-supplements

Yes a good resource to let us see what is good treats for our birds. 

 

How is your duckling doing?  @Doulos

 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..

 

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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..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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They seem to be alright today, thanks! I only saw the one fall that one time yesterday. Maybe just a fluke? First pic is from 2 weeks ago, 2nd is from today. 5 ducks are 2 weeks old, 3 are 1 week. The one that was in its back is 2 weeks.
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They seem to be alright today, thanks! I only saw the one fall that one time yesterday. Maybe just a fluke? First pic is from 2 weeks ago, 2nd is from today. 5 ducks are 2 weeks old, 3 are 1 week. The one that was in its back is 2 weeks.

That is a dog in with them? how sweet.  I am happy to hear they are okay It could have been a fluke maybe it got bumped? They are precious..

 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..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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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..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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post #15 of 18
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Yes, that's my dog. I wanted to introduce her to them early on. To be honest, I got them partly to keep her entertained during the day so she isn't lonely. She absolutely loves them. She was really upset when the one duck from the first batch died and was whining and trying to get my attention. I do think it must have been a fluke. One of them fell over while I was in its pen, but it was just startled and tried running quickly. It was able to right itself on its own, however. The one that died early on wasn't able to do that. 

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Yes, that's my dog. I wanted to introduce her to them early on. To be honest, I got them partly to keep her entertained during the day so she isn't lonely. She absolutely loves them. She was really upset when the one duck from the first batch died and was whining and trying to get my attention. I do think it must have been a fluke. One of them fell over while I was in its pen, but it was just startled and tried running quickly. It was able to right itself on its own, however. The one that died early on wasn't able to do that. 

I hope you don't leave her alone with them though.  Sorry you know your own dog but things can happen so fast.

 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..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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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..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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Yes, I don't leave her alone with them. I'm just wanting to gradually introduce them to her. Hopefully when they're full grown, she can be outside with them. I'll see how she does then. Any hint of chasing them, and I'll have to make sure she's not around them unless I am right there. What I'd like is for her to watch them while I'm gardening in my yard, or to stick around their pen once in a while. It's pretty big, and occasionally cats come around. I don't know if a cat would chase a duck or not. My dog really likes them though and was so upset when the one died. She might think she's their mother!  I'm teaching her to go check on them. It only took her 4 or 5 times to learn the word "duck." This way, I can have tell her to go check on them when I'm inside my house (she has a dog door to go outside).


Edited by Doulos - 2/18/16 at 9:04pm
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Yes, I don't leave her alone with them. I'm just wanting to gradually introduce them to her. Hopefully when they're full grown, she can be outside with them. I'll see how she does then. Any hint of chasing them, and I'll have to make sure she's not around them unless I am right there. What I'd like is for her to watch them while I'm gardening in my yard, or to stick around their pen once in a while. It's pretty big, and occasionally cats come around. I don't know if a cat would chase a duck or not. My dog really likes them though and was so upset when the one died. She might think she's their mother!  I'm teaching her to go check on them. It only took her 4 or 5 times to learn the word "duck." This way, I can have tell her to go check on them when I'm inside my house (she has a dog door to go outside).

Your going about it in a good way. Some dogs really respond in positive ways some just have to high a prey drive. Keep me updated on how it all goes. :)


Edited by Miss Lydia - 2/19/16 at 10:34am

 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..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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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..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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