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I have a Pekin and a Cayuga I let them swim the first day in the sink now I fill the tub a few inches enough for them to touch the floor on the shallow end while I get ready for work in the morning. Sometimes I'll put peas in the bathtub to allow them to have something to play with and I just keep an eye on them they love it

Edited by FarmerJohn5626 - 3/3/16 at 9:44am
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Originally Posted by ducklover700 View Post
 

they're so cute! I loved the video! Just wondering, how did you get your older babies to get along with your new ones? I'm asking because my Rouens will be three to four weeks old when i get my other two Appleyards.

Hey,  about a week after we got our first two and they were three times the size of our newer three ducklings, I brought home the new three and the moment I put them in the brooder with the first two, they ran straight for the older two. There was a little nudging and nibbling on the smaller ones at first, but they all stick close together and hate to be separated now. I worried about that at first too, but its like they just kinda adopt each other. Its cute to see the smaller ones trying to sleep on top of the backs of the bigger ones. Our older ones kinda act as big sisters or brothers watching over them.....


Edited by LeiaLayers5 - 3/3/16 at 11:02am

LeiaLayers

Flock of 2 GCs, 2 EEs, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Exchequer Leghorns, 2 Salmon Fauvorelles, 1 Welsummer, 1 Blue Americauna, 1 Mallard drake, 1 Khaki Campbell drake, 1 hybrid Duck, and 1 Silver Appleyard Duck. With a ACD mix doggie.

 

Flock who have passed: RIP Julian (GC 4/8/16), Luke (WH drake 7/18/16), Han (WP drake 7/19/16)

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LeiaLayers

Flock of 2 GCs, 2 EEs, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Exchequer Leghorns, 2 Salmon Fauvorelles, 1 Welsummer, 1 Blue Americauna, 1 Mallard drake, 1 Khaki Campbell drake, 1 hybrid Duck, and 1 Silver Appleyard Duck. With a ACD mix doggie.

 

Flock who have passed: RIP Julian (GC 4/8/16), Luke (WH drake 7/18/16), Han (WP drake 7/19/16)

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