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Greetings from Northeastern Oklahoma! :)

We've dabbled in ducks over the years, but now that hubs is retired, he will have time to properly house and care for them. In times past, they've flown away, or faced demise from a predator. :-(

Our recent additions to the family came by way of Craigslist. A nice couple was selling what we could only call a 'barnyard mix' of duck eggs, at $4.00 per dozen. We began with 53 eggs, incubated them, and waited. The end result was 39 ducklings, though 4 did not survive hatching, and the rest never even pecked the egg.

We were told the mix could consist of Pekin, Runner, Cayuga, Khaki Campbell, etc.
The four that died were black.

Yesterday, we had our first scare. The little runt of the bunch found himself in the little wading pool, unable to get out because his larger siblings had splashed the water level down, and he was quite tired when we found him. No more unsupervised swimming until they are older! He is fine today. Whew!

My parents gave us their old gazebo, so the plan is to enclose it, and add a run for the ducks.

I found this site by searching for what to do when a little one has been in the water too long. :(
Looking forward to many fun chats with all of you!

Karen & Roger
Northeastern Oklahoma
Ducks, dogs, cats, chickens, koi, and a welcome home to many other critters.

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Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

 

So glad you could join our community! Aww....poor baby duckling! Babies sure can get themselves into predicaments, can't they! 

 

Ducks sure are cute!! I don't keep them so I can't give you much advice here but you might stop by our ducks section for more help, tell stories and post pictures of your babies... http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

 

Good luck with your babies! And we do welcome you to our flock! :-)

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Hi Karen and Roger and welcome to our community. I hope that you both enjoy being members as much as the rest of us.

 

Best wishes

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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:welcome

 

  I so wish I could have ducks.   Glad you found your little one in time!

Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Nice to meet you Karen and Roger and glad you saved the runt. Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens.(ducks too)

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Karen and Roger, so glad the story ended well for that little guy. Babies need so much supervision. I would love to see a picture of the gazebo once you convert it

 

Maria

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Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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