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    Wanted In Pa: Shetland Gander & Pomeranian Gander

    Shetlands are gorgeous. But it says on albc that they are capable of full flight. So haha not for me.
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    Silver Appleyard Ducks

    Quote: Of course can't let them out without feathers. Yeah I heard haha. I'll be leaving them in my basement and checking up on them, feeding, watering. I know about using a brooder light. I don't know the terminology but I'm prepared to learn all winter.
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    Silver Appleyard Ducks

    Are they relatively quiet? I'm just about to fill in my order for 20. I'm going to take the risk. I know if things don't pan out, I can easily find a home for them. Also They won't be locked up all the time and my property is fenced so they will have room to move and forage.
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    Duck Space Issue

    Are they loud? From what I've read, they don't seem loud. I think I'll just order the 20. Worst case scenario I have to give them away.
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    Duck Space Issue

    I don't know about the noise level. That is the deciding factor for me. I would like some input from people that raise them as well. I want to know the drake:duck ratio too. http://www.albc-usa.org/cpl/waterfowl/silverappleyard.html Alot of good info here. They seem like great layers, big...
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    Duck Space Issue

    Quote: What is an Appleyard duck? Pictures? This is a silver appleyard duck and drake.
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    Duck Space Issue

    Well I'm thinking of getting 20 silver appleyard ducks. Hopefully next spring I can cull it down to about 12. And make some freezer buddies. I'm buying them unsexed. From what I read they don't seem to be a loud breed of duck. Calm is most common description I've read. The pilgrim geese seem...
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    Duck Space Issue

    I was thinking maybe 4 pilgrim geese and 12 appleyard ducks. Or if I just keep ducks, 12 appleyards Just geese- 6 or 4 sexed pilgrim geese.
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    Duck Space Issue

    I have about 2 acres. But I want to keep waterfowl in about .55 acres fenced in to protect from predators. Should I keep ducks and geese or just ducks? What do you think is an adequate space for keeping both and how many to keep? Should I just stick with ducks? Thanks for reading this.
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    I need help choosing a species "newbie here"

    Do you make a separate house or pen for ducks, one for geese, or do they sleep/lay in the same one. Sorry for all the questions. What about nesting boxes?
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    I need help choosing a species "newbie here"

    Chicks will start mating next spring?
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    I need help choosing a species "newbie here"

    How much feed do you usually go through in the winter?
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    I need help choosing a species "newbie here"

    Quote: 2 drakes and 10 hens is good for the ducks, but I would do 1 gander and 4 hens for the geese. Good you found a place that sexes for you, because you have to really be lucky when picking them yourself. I learned this from experience. I always seem to get more males than females, then I...
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    I need help choosing a species "newbie here"

    Quote: I plan on ordering them sexed from metzers.
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    I need help choosing a species "newbie here"

    Mezters says 1 drake for 3-5 hens. hmm Alright if I get 2 drakes and 10 hens + 2 ganders and 4 hens. How much feed do you think I will burn through this coming winter?
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