2019 Spring Ducklings

The story of 15 ducklings, ordered in January 2019 from two different hatcheries.
By WannaBeHillBilly · Jan 29, 2019 · Updated Jan 31, 2019 · ·
  1. WannaBeHillBilly
    For the last week of January 2019 i ordered 15 ducklings from two different hatcheries:
    • Five White Layer Hybrid ducklings from Metzer Farms
    • Five Buff Orpington ducklings from Ideal Poultry
    • Five Magpie ducklings from Ideal-Poultry
    Metzer Farms shipped the ducklings on Monday, January 28th, Ideal Poultry on Wednesday the 30th.
    This article will describe the whole story from setting up the brooder, receiving the ducklings, raising them until they are ready to live in a temporary house outside and meet their future flock until they are grown-ups and can roam freely.

    More pictures related to this thread are collected in the »2019 Spring Ducklings« album and there is a discussion thread in the forum.

    Pictures of the little ones arrivals, left the five from Metzer Farms, right the ten from Ideal Poultry.
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    Additionally pages will be added to this article, depending on the ducklings progress. You can select the pages of this article through the »Article Overview« menu right at the top of the article, you can read the whole article or just click on the »Next« button below.

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    About Author

    A German, living in the U.S.A. since 2007, first for 10 years in the suburbs of Houston (TX), then moved to Charleston (WV) to experience the much quieter and relaxed country life. I am working for a large company in the IT-business and taking care of our ducks is a very welcome diversion from the office-work and the traveling.
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  1. Shadrach
    "An Interesting Account."
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Sep 13, 2019
    I enjoyed this article. :) A rolling account of the lives of any creature if carefully observed can be very informative. A cut above the usual.
  2. MallardMomx2
    "Great article!!"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Mar 9, 2019
    AWESOME article! Those are some very lucky duckies to have an owner like you!:love
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    "Great job!"
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  1. casportpony
    Hey, can you add that chart?
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    1. WannaBeHillBilly
      The chart will be on the Daily Progress page tonight, after i have weighted the little rascals…
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  2. onaharley
    Love it!!! What great ideas, I am looking forward to your updates!
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  3. N F C
    Looking forward to the updates!
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    1. WannaBeHillBilly
      The new duckling progress page is online…
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