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We currently have a 6 week old Pekin duck that we hatched.  My mom, a sixth grade teacher, was hatching them in her classroom. We've also hatched Chickens for the past few years (they go back to the farm or home with lucky kids when they get too big) but this was the first year she had tried duck eggs. Out of the 24 or so eggs we had only the one hatched, needless to say being the only duckling everyone (me especially) got very attached to him and he is now a permanent member of our family. He lives at the school for the most part and we also come in several times on weekends to check up on him and clean up him and his pen.
I've been using BYC since the day he hatched to learn everything I can about keeping ducks (and to convince my mom that people actually do keep ducks as indoor pets). This is my "Hello", I'll probally be asking plenty of questions soon! 
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Welcome to BYC.

What is the long-term plan for your duck friend?  While it is great that you are able to go in on weekends to care for the little guy, it really would be best to source another duckling that can be a companion to him at the times that there is no human there to be his flockmate.


Edited by Ol Grey Mare - 4/4/16 at 2:54pm
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:welcome

 

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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:welcome

 

You might enjoy this thread about members that keep house ducks:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/632070/show-off-your-house-ducks

 

Thanks for joining us!

Forum FAQ & tips: post #1

Find your state thread: post #1

Like to bake? Come join us! post #1

 

Drop in to say hi! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1050266/the-nfc-b-day-chat-thread/15990#post_18076945

Debby

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Forum FAQ & tips: post #1

Find your state thread: post #1

Like to bake? Come join us! post #1

 

Drop in to say hi! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1050266/the-nfc-b-day-chat-thread/15990#post_18076945

Debby

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:welcome

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Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you join us. 

 

All the best

CT

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