BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Ducks › Walker's Indian Runner Tribe
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Walker's Indian Runner Tribe - Page 7

post #61 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by WalkerNom View Post
 
Ngseyw5.png


Not much of an update other then the mess they make is growing just as fast as they are, haha!
I've been spending as much time with them as possible, always looking for new ways to get
them some exercise.

I'm completely fed up with the chick waterer I bought and so I've been trying to build a waterer
for them. So far it's going horribly and I've just been using jugs with holes cut into the
sides. So if anyone has any diy projects that I should try that'd be great!

Other than that, I just love them so freakin' much! Who would've guessed that a couple of
birds would steal my heart?! I love taking care of them and even though it is so much
work, I could definitely see myself doing it again in the future!

Anyway, yesterday it was 85° F so I set up the tub for them and they loved it!
Here's a video:
 

 

 

They are soo cute! Happy 2-week birthday duckies!

For the waterer, I got a small container with a lid, and cut a hole in the lid. http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings If you scroll down, this link shows it

Our first ducks were Aye (I-A) and Orrun (O-roo), two Cayuga females. They were and are very dear to our hearts, and very tame. They tapped on the door for treats, and would follow us around the yard. They loved grapes, Cheerios, kiddie pools, muddy bills, each other, and us. We loved them back.

They were killed in June of 2016. We will miss and love them always. http://www.backyardchickens.co...

Reply

Our first ducks were Aye (I-A) and Orrun (O-roo), two Cayuga females. They were and are very dear to our hearts, and very tame. They tapped on the door for treats, and would follow us around the yard. They loved grapes, Cheerios, kiddie pools, muddy bills, each other, and us. We loved them back.

They were killed in June of 2016. We will miss and love them always. http://www.backyardchickens.co...

Reply
post #62 of 81
Thread Starter 

I took them outside for the first time today!  I took a video and a few pictures, so I wanted to share that here.  Please excuse my finger in the video lol.

 

 

 

 

 

 

@QuackSpeak - Happy Two-Weeks to Ellie and Luna as well!  I miss seeing them, so sorry to hear about your camera issues!  Thanks for the idea!

I own eight Indian Runner Ducklings!

Walker's Indian Runner Tribe

 

If you want to reach me quickly, send a PM or use @WalkerNom!

Reply

I own eight Indian Runner Ducklings!

Walker's Indian Runner Tribe

 

If you want to reach me quickly, send a PM or use @WalkerNom!

Reply
post #63 of 81

Your duckies are soo cute! Lol they look like they're having fun! 

Our first ducks were Aye (I-A) and Orrun (O-roo), two Cayuga females. They were and are very dear to our hearts, and very tame. They tapped on the door for treats, and would follow us around the yard. They loved grapes, Cheerios, kiddie pools, muddy bills, each other, and us. We loved them back.

They were killed in June of 2016. We will miss and love them always. http://www.backyardchickens.co...

Reply

Our first ducks were Aye (I-A) and Orrun (O-roo), two Cayuga females. They were and are very dear to our hearts, and very tame. They tapped on the door for treats, and would follow us around the yard. They loved grapes, Cheerios, kiddie pools, muddy bills, each other, and us. We loved them back.

They were killed in June of 2016. We will miss and love them always. http://www.backyardchickens.co...

Reply
post #64 of 81
Thread Starter 
Yesterday was eventful, we went outside again and then for a swim!


I own eight Indian Runner Ducklings!

Walker's Indian Runner Tribe

 

If you want to reach me quickly, send a PM or use @WalkerNom!

Reply

I own eight Indian Runner Ducklings!

Walker's Indian Runner Tribe

 

If you want to reach me quickly, send a PM or use @WalkerNom!

Reply
post #65 of 81
Cuuteee! They're so big!
P.S... Ellie and Luna loved corn. We introduced it to them by giving them kernels scraped off the cop, and then gave them part of an ear. All the kernels were gone by the next morning tongue.png Just a treat idea wink.png

Our first ducks were Aye (I-A) and Orrun (O-roo), two Cayuga females. They were and are very dear to our hearts, and very tame. They tapped on the door for treats, and would follow us around the yard. They loved grapes, Cheerios, kiddie pools, muddy bills, each other, and us. We loved them back.

They were killed in June of 2016. We will miss and love them always. http://www.backyardchickens.co...

Reply

Our first ducks were Aye (I-A) and Orrun (O-roo), two Cayuga females. They were and are very dear to our hearts, and very tame. They tapped on the door for treats, and would follow us around the yard. They loved grapes, Cheerios, kiddie pools, muddy bills, each other, and us. We loved them back.

They were killed in June of 2016. We will miss and love them always. http://www.backyardchickens.co...

Reply
post #66 of 81
Thread Starter 
@QuackSpeak - Thanks! Funny you mention that, I was just about to make myself some corn on the cob! This morning they had their usual lettuce and I cut up some strawberries and banana for them. They liked the banana much better that way rather than mashed.
Edited by WalkerNom - 4/21/17 at 10:42am

I own eight Indian Runner Ducklings!

Walker's Indian Runner Tribe

 

If you want to reach me quickly, send a PM or use @WalkerNom!

Reply

I own eight Indian Runner Ducklings!

Walker's Indian Runner Tribe

 

If you want to reach me quickly, send a PM or use @WalkerNom!

Reply
post #67 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by WalkerNom View Post

@QuackSpeak - Thanks! Funny you mention that, I was just about to make myself some corn on the cob! This morning they had their usual lettuce and I cut up some strawberries and banana for them. They liked the banana much better that way rather than mashed.

 

I'll keep that in mind ;) Although I'm pretty sure Luna would eat anything, mashed or not... She is such a little piggy :P 

 

Edited to add comma :P


Edited by QuackSpeak - 4/22/17 at 9:18am

Our first ducks were Aye (I-A) and Orrun (O-roo), two Cayuga females. They were and are very dear to our hearts, and very tame. They tapped on the door for treats, and would follow us around the yard. They loved grapes, Cheerios, kiddie pools, muddy bills, each other, and us. We loved them back.

They were killed in June of 2016. We will miss and love them always. http://www.backyardchickens.co...

Reply

Our first ducks were Aye (I-A) and Orrun (O-roo), two Cayuga females. They were and are very dear to our hearts, and very tame. They tapped on the door for treats, and would follow us around the yard. They loved grapes, Cheerios, kiddie pools, muddy bills, each other, and us. We loved them back.

They were killed in June of 2016. We will miss and love them always. http://www.backyardchickens.co...

Reply
post #68 of 81
Thread Starter 
@QuackSpeak - Haha, yeah. There's not much I can put in front of them that they won't eat. I guess they just prefer solid food lol.

I own eight Indian Runner Ducklings!

Walker's Indian Runner Tribe

 

If you want to reach me quickly, send a PM or use @WalkerNom!

Reply

I own eight Indian Runner Ducklings!

Walker's Indian Runner Tribe

 

If you want to reach me quickly, send a PM or use @WalkerNom!

Reply
post #69 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by WalkerNom View Post

@QuackSpeak - Haha, yeah. There's not much I can put in front of them that they won't eat. I guess they just prefer solid food lol.

 

;)

 

The ducks are outgrowing their feeding arrangements... I come down every morning to their food and food bowl scattered all over the place :th. Not to mention their water

Our first ducks were Aye (I-A) and Orrun (O-roo), two Cayuga females. They were and are very dear to our hearts, and very tame. They tapped on the door for treats, and would follow us around the yard. They loved grapes, Cheerios, kiddie pools, muddy bills, each other, and us. We loved them back.

They were killed in June of 2016. We will miss and love them always. http://www.backyardchickens.co...

Reply

Our first ducks were Aye (I-A) and Orrun (O-roo), two Cayuga females. They were and are very dear to our hearts, and very tame. They tapped on the door for treats, and would follow us around the yard. They loved grapes, Cheerios, kiddie pools, muddy bills, each other, and us. We loved them back.

They were killed in June of 2016. We will miss and love them always. http://www.backyardchickens.co...

Reply
post #70 of 81
Thread Starter 
@QuackSpeak - Join the club lol. The chicken feeder I bought is holding strong, they don't really fling their food around too much. I had problems with them walking all over it and pooping in their feed when I just set it on their bedding. I have since introduced them to the Stay-Dry platform (before it was too tall and I was worried they would fall and hurt themselves). I had to raise their feeder up on something because it doesn't fit on the platform with their water bucket. I just put it on another tote next to the platform. Although they can, they don't really walk on it anymore. I'm just waiting for the day they knock it off the tote, haha!

Forget the stupid chick waterer I bought. They outgrew that within a week. All the bedding would be soaked before morning so that's when I started cutting up milk cartons. That worked for awhile but that still didn't stop them from soaking the bedding. It also didn't hold enough water to last them all night. So I bought a bucket, put holes in it and put it on top of the Stay-Dry platform. Boy was that a blessing. They don't get their bedding all wet anymore and to clean their brooder all I gotta do is empty the water out of the platform (which I can now space out to every other day!), scoop out the soiled bedding and replace it with new!

I own eight Indian Runner Ducklings!

Walker's Indian Runner Tribe

 

If you want to reach me quickly, send a PM or use @WalkerNom!

Reply

I own eight Indian Runner Ducklings!

Walker's Indian Runner Tribe

 

If you want to reach me quickly, send a PM or use @WalkerNom!

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ducks
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Ducks › Walker's Indian Runner Tribe