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  1. DucksOhio

    How do we get them to go in the coop at night?

    For me, FOOD is the golden ticket to get my ducks inside. I know some don’t like to keep food and water inside overnight and I agree it does make a mess, but (this time of year) they all line up like little soldiers at exactly 5:00 outside the duck house. Food crumble, peas, dried mealworms...
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    Getting ducks

    Congrats on getting your ducks! I do agree with less drakes...or many more girls. I had 4 drakes to 2 girls once. In their first mating season it was an absolute disaster. And the girls can get harmed by too much amorous attention. I have 5 Welsh girls, they are really incredibly sweet.
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    Anyone sick of winter?

    Whew! The duckies survived last night’s frigid cold just fine! I had somewhat of a sleepless night. I know our friends in the north have it worse than here, so I hope everyone got through the cold okay. There were flecks of ice crystals inside the house on the walls. Looks like I’m going to...
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    Anyone sick of winter?

    I’m also nail-biting for the next few hours here in Ohio. Not as cold in Vermont, but will get a low of 4 degrees tonight. Lots of clean dry straw and water heater. When I took my dog out a few minutes ago, I noticed ice crystals forming inside the duck house windows. I adjusted the exhaust...
  5. DucksOhio

    happy valentine’s day from the ducks!

    Absolutely adorable!
  6. DucksOhio

    How often do ducks need water to swim in?

    They might really enjoy a kiddie pool.
  7. DucksOhio

    Anyone sick of winter?

    Lol, I would wish for rain over freezing snow, but I guess the grass is always greener.
  8. DucksOhio

    Anyone sick of winter?

    I’ll spend all day worrying about them although I know they’ll be fine.
  9. DucksOhio

    Anyone sick of winter?

    It’s 30 here now, tomorrow and most of Saturday will be 10 degrees. Coldest days here this winter.
  10. DucksOhio

    Anyone sick of winter?

    My yard is also one big mud pit...the duckies love it! So does my fluffy dog. Arrrgh.
  11. DucksOhio

    Anyone sick of winter?

    I’m good at that too!!
  12. DucksOhio

    Help id these duck

    These are beautiful ducks! I agree with the others...khaki, male welshie and Pekin.
  13. DucksOhio

    Anyone sick of winter?

    I’m soooo ready for Spring. Although it’s mild here today, we still have a lot of snow and ice. Duckies’ pond is solidly frozen so I’ve been lugging 20+ gallons of water daily from my basement to their house and kiddie pool. Thinking of getting a heated hose...they’re kinda pricey though. Has...
  14. DucksOhio

    Sick Duck

    Sounds like an infection. Can you get him to a vet?
  15. DucksOhio

    Should I paint my duck barn?

    That’s a pretty cool barn. Paint might help to preserve it, though. Even a white wash. Lucky ducks!
  16. DucksOhio

    Is this a type of Bumble foot....?

    That’s great news!! I love that you took your quackers to tractor supply!
  17. DucksOhio

    Is this a type of Bumble foot....?

    I learn something new from Miss Lydia all the time. Never heard of this either.
  18. DucksOhio

    Very First Egg!

    Much fluffier baked goods. May make say tollhouse cookies very cake-like. But delicious to eat. Congratulations!!
  19. DucksOhio

    Two of my Pekins attacked by....🤷🏽‍♀️ Deep wounds... help .. 😢

    So sorry this happened! Hope they get better!
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    How long do ducklings stay indoors?

    I’m in Ohio and I got my ducklings in mid April last year. After 3 weeks I carried them over to the duck house during the day (in a laundry basket), then back to the brooder at night. By 5 weeks they were living outside (in the duck house at night, of course). By that time it was late May and...
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