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Cost of Raising Ducklings

By animalsRawesome, Mar 17, 2013 | Updated: Apr 1, 2013 | |
  1. animalsRawesome
    This article is to help me keep track of the costs and time involved in raising a duckling, and to give others an idea of what raising a duckling should cost them. I have 7 Pekin ducklings and purchased them on March 16th (they were 1 week old). As of now they are living in an empty stock-tank. I already had their heatlamp, heatbulb, feeders, and waterers.

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    March 16, 2013
    • Savachick electrolyte (3 pack) $1.69
    • Savachick Probiotic (3 pack) $2.54
    • Duramycin $4.67
    • Pur Chick Start and Grow (50lb) $14.87
    Total after tax: $25.20
    Running Total: $25.20



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    March 17, 2013
    • Bag of Flake Shavings $4.24
    Total after tax: $4.49
    Running Total: $29.69


    March 27, 2013
    • Bag of Flake Shavings $4.24
    Total after tax: $4.49
    Running Total: $34.18


    *The ducklings have now outgrown their stock tank that I am keeping them in. The chick feeder and 1 gallon waterer that I was using is also no longer large enough. They have not gotten their feathers yet, but are growing like weeds.

    March 30, 2013
    • Pur Chick Start N Grow 50lb $14.87
    Total after tax: $15.76
    Running Total: $49.94


    *They haven't completely ran out of their first bag of feed yet (they probably have 15 or 20 pounds left), but I was already at the feed store today so I picked up their second bag so I would have it on hand.

    April 1, 2013
    • Bag of Flake Shavings $4.24
    Total after tax: $4.49
    Running Total: $54.43

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