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    I found a nest of eggs...

    My six ducks are now around 10 months old, and I knew they'd start laying soon. Today I was out walking and noticed a nest they had made by our shed, which had four eggs in it. I found another nest close by and it had one egg in it. They have been laying eggs all around the yard lately, but this...
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    My Duck's Strange Eating Patterns...

    Back in August of 2011, my 6 ducks were around 2 months old. Then, they were living in a duck pen with a house and a small pool. Everyday I would refill the pool with new water. I used to feed them in the morning before school and clean out the pool, then when I got home, I would let them free...
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    Mallard Duck Question

    Thank you! I did show my two white pekins last year at the state fair! Has anyone else shown ducks at a poultry show before?
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    What breed of geese to get?

    I'm wanting to order some geese from Metzer Farms this spring. I only want two though, because I have 6 full grown duck already and I'm hatching mallards this spring as well, so the two geese won't be alone when they get older. Anyway, I want a breed that is not as loud and that would be nice...
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    Mallard Duck Question

    That's what I was thinking! Thanks!
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    Mallard Duck Question

    One of our neighbors raises mallard ducks. In a few days, he's going to give me some hatching eggs to hatch out and I've hatched chickens before, but not ducks. Anyway, I'm wondering when the male mallards feathers will change to the gray body, green head, etc. We had mallards in the spring and...
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    Why don't my ducks like the pond?

    Quote: Hmmm...there might be snapping turtles in ours too. Thanks!
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    Why don't my ducks like the pond?

    Quote: Haha thanks! Yeah, they don't wander too far from the pen either! I'll try what you suggested, and who knows, they may never like the pond again! :p
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    Why don't my ducks like the pond?

    I have 6 ducks, and they HATE the pond! We live in the country and have 5 acres of land with a nice size pond on it too. When they were younger I would take them out of the pen and bring them to the pond and they loved it! But as they got older they stopped going down there, now they don't at...
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    Why is my drake mean??

    Thanks for the responses! They haven't been as bad this week than they have the past few weeks, so maybe it's starting to slow down. The hens (or one at least) has started laying so would that have anything to do with it?
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    Why is my drake mean??

    Ok, so my 6 ducks have been together since the day they hatched...there are 3 females and 3 males. Anyway, lately I've noticed that the two pekin males will chase the black Swedish male around! One time I came home and the pekin had the black swedish's neck in his mouth (or bill)! Why is this...
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    My Ducks Are Laying! Laying Patterns?

    Okay, so I have ducks and they started laying two days ago. They are around six months old. My only females are two welsh harlequins and one black swedish. The first day there was one egg just in the yard. The second day there were TWO eggs in the yard! I assume its the welsh harlequins laying...
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    Columbian Wyandotte Bantams from Cackle Hatchery?

    I haven't ordered Columbian Wyandottes from Cackle, but I have orderd barred rocks, black jersey giants, ducks, and turkeys from them. I personally was NOT impressed with there birds. They recall to have purebred poultry, and they do not sell purebred poultry, well not to me anyway. They have...
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    Duck Houses and Care for Winter

    Hey! I have six ducks (2 welsh harlequins, 2 pekins, and 2 black swedish) and they are about six months old now. I live in northern Missouri, so our winters can be pretty harsh. I'm thinking of ideas for houses for them to stay in, during the winter and for night time. They free ranger all the...
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    Show off your duck contest!!!-RESULTS ARE IN

    Quote: Oh I know! They wanted me to break some ties and I couldn't do it! Edward is a pretty duck! I can't wait until his male feathers come in! You'll have to post pics of him!!
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    Show off your duck contest!!!-RESULTS ARE IN

    Quote: wish i had my camera still to take more pictures for other contests
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    Show off your duck contest!!!-RESULTS ARE IN

    ~Wind~ : Quote: Hey how old were your Pekins when this pic was taken? I have some Pekins too that are 5 weeks old, so I was wondering when they would have feathers like yours... Mine are 5 weeks exactly in that pic. Oh ok. Mine are 4 weeks in the pic that I posted above...mine don't have...
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    Show off your duck contest!!!-RESULTS ARE IN

    Thanks to all of you who participated in the contest! I was watching the judges as they were judging, and it was EXTREMELY hard and very close!! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave a post! And once again thank you and gratualtions to all our winners and champions!! Keep...
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    Show off your duck contest!!!-RESULTS ARE IN

    And now for the adult category!! In 6th place-La Mike and the cinnamon teal! 5th place-La Mike and the Ruen! 4th place-Big Dreamer and the welsh harlequin! 3rd place-La Mike and the wood duck! 2nd place-peewee and the cayuga! 1st place-KansasKid and the mandarins! All the entries were...
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    Show off your duck contest!!!-RESULTS ARE IN

    Ok....starting with the duckling category....in 6th place is-La Mike and the ducklings! 5th place-Theeggboxtoo and the 3 ducklings! 4th place-Luvmyducks and the duckling! 3rd place-tbitt and the duckling! 2nd place-gofasterstripe and Elliott! 1st place-peewee and Grumpy or Baby! We were'nt...
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