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In the process of putting in a duck pond, and my plan was to use sand around the pond, looked at a friends pond and realized that would be a pain since the ducks just bring tons of it into the pool. So figured I would use pea gravel but ended up buying gravel AND this rubber mulch stuff. Should I put the rubber on top of the gravel or underneath? Wondering if I need to be worried about the ducks eating the rubber. Thanks
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Mine make their nest IN the box. I just pile hay in the box and they make a nest out of it.

Mine are not smart enought to make the nest in the box. They take the hay out of the box and build their nest in the corner. Dumb Ducks.

Living where the Central Plains and the Texas Hill Country meet  with 20 chickens, 5 bantams, 15 new chicks, 22 ducks, 11 geese, 7 dogs. Thirteen miles from nowhere and a short drive to anywhere. What more could I want!!!!!
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Living where the Central Plains and the Texas Hill Country meet  with 20 chickens, 5 bantams, 15 new chicks, 22 ducks, 11 geese, 7 dogs. Thirteen miles from nowhere and a short drive to anywhere. What more could I want!!!!!
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Hello...I'm getting my first ducklings (blue Swedish) in in Friday and was just curious what everyone does with thier ducks? What do the eggs taste like? And best feed when they mature? Thank you!
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Mine are not smart enought to make the nest in the box. They take the hay out of the box and build their nest in the corner. Dumb Ducks.

Maybe they are thinking, 'dummy adults, why they putting the hay there?'  LOL

 

I had a girl build in a corner.  I moved her into a nest box.  She hatched 20 and now I can't get her to go back into the box, lol.  I have a dog house that one girl is using, an upside down barrel another is using and a rubber maid tub that no one uses.  The rest just lay their eggs wherever they fall, lol.

 

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OMG, this guy looks like he is wearing a diaper.  They are BEAUTIFUL, all of them!

Barred Rocks, Orpingtons, Muscovy, Pekin, Welsh Harlequin and Swedish Ducks

Great Pyrenees, Akbash and French Bulldogs

 

caf.gifrecommended threads, hatching, candling, mama heating pad:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/491013/goose-incubation-hatching-guide-completed/630 http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101 http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching htt...

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Barred Rocks, Orpingtons, Muscovy, Pekin, Welsh Harlequin and Swedish Ducks

Great Pyrenees, Akbash and French Bulldogs

 

caf.gifrecommended threads, hatching, candling, mama heating pad:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/491013/goose-incubation-hatching-guide-completed/630 http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101 http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching htt...

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Maybe they are thinking, 'dummy adults, why they putting the hay there?'  LOL

I had a girl build in a corner.  I moved her into a nest box.  She hatched 20 and now I can't get her to go back into the box, lol.  I have a dog house that one girl is using, an upside down barrel another is using and a rubber maid tub that no one uses.  The rest just lay their eggs wherever they fall, lol.

OMG, this guy looks like he is wearing a diaper.  They are BEAUTIFUL, all of them!
i like to think it as his built in shorts. Thank you
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Originally Posted by sweedishnbuff View Post

Hello...I'm getting my first ducklings (blue Swedish) in in Friday and was just curious what everyone does with thier ducks? What do the eggs taste like? And best feed when they mature? Thank you!

I have mine for eggs (although they aren't laying just yet!) I don't know what the best feed is when they mature, but I feed mine turkey/gamebird grower until they start laying, when I'll switch to layer pellets.

Have fun with your ducklings! Blue Swedish are very pretty!

Burd-Lover through and through

 

I am a Christian. Jesus is awesome!

1 John 5:12 - He who has the Son has life.

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Burd-Lover through and through

 

I am a Christian. Jesus is awesome!

1 John 5:12 - He who has the Son has life.

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Thank you @DuckGirl77!! They are Beatiful ducks....I'm excited to finally be getting them in☺️
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Something is wrong with my drakes leg/foot! He's been limping and laying down a lot for a couple days now! I can't see anything wrong with it so I'm guessing maybe he has a pulled muscle or something! And my female decided to abandon her last egg so I am trying to hatch it myself! I still have movement...not sure how long I have before it will hatch tho! Anybody have some wisdom to share with me? Here's a pic...

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Total frustration!! The hatch has been progressing way too slow and I realized My hydrometer is royally ****ed and I'm scared my babies might not make it. Its been saying 80% humidity but there's no way it's that high.. it's all made worse that I have to be at work all day and can't monitor them at all. So mad, all of them were up and at'm the past few days and now it's too quiet 😞 . I've added wet paper towels and had to leave. Only silver lining was that some of them still wobbled and chirped as I was trying to sort all this out😭😭😭😞
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