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  1. duckyfromoz

    An update from OZ

    I havent been visiting the forum for a long time- but Im having a lazy Sunday today- and catching up on some things that I have been meaning to do for ages. There are so many new members here now- but for those of you who do remember me.. Yes I still have my ducks - and will hopefully get the...
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    Australian Nationals Poultry show 2012 Duck footage

    Last weekend the Nationals were held in Canberra Australia. In total there were 5200 birds on display with the overall winner being a gorgeous little bantam Appleyard. Here is the first of some of the footage I have of the ducks. The Champion Some of the Indian Runners. There was...
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    Flippy the ducks would love your vote!! Only two days left! Please help

    I only found this comp last night and entered her pic before I realised there was only 3 days to go for voting. I know she wont win now- but I would love for her to at least make it into the top 100. So many people out there have dogs and cats - but I want people to know that ducks- and...
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    Security for your duck photos.

    This morning I woke to find a very astute member from here had found an ebay posting from a member in the USA with the listing showing a photo of one of my birds. With spring about to hit and the number of postings skyrocketing I though I would just post to remind you all to be cautious...
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    On the other side...

    You guys may be facing winter...snow and wondering who is going venture outside to bring in some more wood for the fire- but today here in Melbourne its a scorcher. Currently its 1pm and 37.8 c or about 100 F with temps set to go as high as 107F This is Stevie-Ray my blind duck chilling out...
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    Thiamine deficiency in ducklings

    I have a visitor. hopefully the little one wont be with me long- the shorter the visit the better since it will mean that it is no longer under the effects of being thiamine deficient. A friend dropped by tonight to borrow one of my ducklings, She had 2 hatch and had pretty much given up hope...
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    A very interesting hatch. All out now.

    I thought some of you who hatch your own eggs may be interested in this. It is a good example of why only the best eggs should be chosen for hatching. I have a setting of eggs in the bator all from a single duck. She is about 2 years old and consistently lays an egg smaller than average for...
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    Australia - Six states..and that funny little island.

    Welcome Fellow Aussies... With this land being such a huge place- a few of us decided it was big enough for two threads on here... so here we go on number two- a thread started with a slower pace in mind than the original Australian thread. Please feel welcome to post but keep in mind that...
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    Halloween is too scarey for ducklings.

    My little one didnt want to come out of the pumpkin.
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    Gosling in trouble- any ideas appreciated.

    Today I spent the afternoon at a friends house- she contacted me a few days ago telling me the gosling she recently purchased is no longer able to stand up. She did try tapping the legs as you would for splay leg- but that has not helped. Over the course of the afternoon I went over as much...
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    New arrivals- Now a full brooder - Spring in Australia

    For those of you now starting to feel a chill in the air- sensing the shorter daylight hours and wondering if this winter will be as cold as the last.... here in Australia first hatches are well under way- the grass is starting to grow again and winter is over. I do hatch year round- but...
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    What they get up to in the middle of the night...

    I do have 4 litle little ones just fresh from the egg right beside my bed so I can be woken if there are problems in the night. One was just out of the incubator just an hour before I turned out the lights... This is a regular thing....as it says in my signature.. Life wouldnt be the same...
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    Duck new to laying- 1st 3 green eggs.

    I was so hoping to have a duck that would lay a beautiful bluish or green tinted egg. Earlier this week - I was surprised with the first one. Not too sure yet exactly who is laying them- But I love the colour. They are very small eggs- the duck in question was would only be 18 weeks old...
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    Stevie-Ray the blind duck turns one year old.

    My Blind Indian Runner Duck Stevie- Ray is now a year old - So I just wanted to post here to mark the occasion I never thought would happen when she hatched. I never expected her to live this long- when she first hatched with cloudy eyes, but am just so glad she is still around. I was just...
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    Incubator Surprise..

    I breed Indian Runners in the Welsh Harlequin colour..and am working on breeding Cinnamons- but I also have a few that I keep for experimental colour breeding. I have three dominant drakes- well that was until around a month ago..... I have just had a great surprise when I saw some odd...
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    Why does it always seem like...

    Why does it always seem like cars only break down at the worst times...or when you are about to go on a long drive... I was up at 5am packing and getting ready to leave the city for the day- 200klms away in the country. 30 Klms from home I smell something weird and have to turn around and...
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    Do they often hatch early??

    I set some eggs nearly four weeks ago- but was surprised to see some already hatched a little more than two days early. Another has cracked the shell- gee they sure hatch different from anything else I have tried before. I am used to seeing a tiny pip in a duck egg- but these guys have huge...
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    Hatcheries Marked on Map- Where is your closest one?

    I was interested to see just how many hatcheries there are in the USA. Living in Australia- we cant ship birds in the post and although we do have some large hatcheries- most are for commercial birds- eggs and meat. I started a map a while ago for Australia and with a little spare time on my...
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    Quackie Easter greeting to you all.

    With Easter fast approaching I just wanted to wish you all a happy Easter. For those travelling - may your drive be safe, and for those just relaxing at home for the holiday ....enjoy. However you are planning to spend your holiday- may you all have a quackie time with your family and friends.
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    I will have to name the new one Bleenie.

    Two weeks ago I was given a duckling to raise - knowing that I had ducklings hatching soon I didnt worry to much about the little one being on its own for a while. But today - even though the ducklings have pipped and are hours away from hatching- I just had to get her a friend of her own...
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