I have a trio of call ducks that are now 21 days old. I have never raised ducks from ducklings so I have a few questions. Sorry if they're kinda silly.
1. Do ducks pant like a dog? I've had them in their enclosure after swimming and seen them with their mouths open like they are panting. Does that mean they are too hot?
2. When is a good age to put them with the chickens, or should I? We have everything from Belgian Quails to RIR.
3. When can I start feeding them more solid food like corn or something similar? When can they chew?
4. We don't live too close to water, but I have been letting them swim in a plastic storage box and they love it. Eventually we will have an in-ground "pond" for them, but for now how often is it required for them to swim?
Any other advice is greatly appreciated!!
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