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    homemade duck food?

    Carol Deppe has some good info about feeding ducks household foods. She feeds ducklings hard boiled eggs, and she feeds all ducks cooked squash and cooked potatoes. She says potatoes are the better of the two because they have more protein. In The Resilient Gardener she writes, "Given good...
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    Show me your WINTER duck waterers!

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0746BKXZ6/?tag=backy-20 It takes batteries. I've had to clean it now once since my last post - too much sludge was clogging it up. Still very happy with the system.
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    Show me your WINTER duck waterers!

    western WA so it doesn't freeze too hard, here's what I've been using and plan to use year round: -Float valve (~$10) -10 gallon tub that the birds can reach easily and bathe in (~$10) -Automatic water timer on the tub to drain it (~$20) The key to this system is the water timer. I tried...
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    Angel wing?

    I had some angel wing start with my 6 week old ducks. I was over feeding them with feed that was too high in protein. I switched from 20% protein starter to 16% protein grower and most of the issues disappeared. I also gave them more space to exercise and flap their wings. I had to tape one...
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    Show Off Your Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Blue Fawn, and Pastel Ducks and Ducklings!

    its really light chocolate. Its actually the runt of the litter. half the size of the others and still has some yellow tint while all the others are white. The duck closest to the camera was also a light chocolate, but darkened up a lot when its feathers came in. I got them from Sandhill. They...
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    Show Off Your Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Blue Fawn, and Pastel Ducks and Ducklings!

    Can anyone tell me what color these Anconas are? I don’t know much about silver/blue/lilac
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