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  1. MallardMomx2

    Wry Neck...help!

    We ordered 10 Pekin ducklings from Metzer Farms and just received them this morning, after a long 5 day journey in the mail from California to Ohio. They all appeared to be fine but 3/10 quickly (within the first hour) developed wry neck. One has already passed and 2 are looking to be headed in...
  2. MallardMomx2

    Ended Official BYC Mini Contest - Show Us Your Flock

    The gangs all here! All two of them! :love
  3. MallardMomx2

    Ended Official BYC Mini Contest - Family and Fowl

    My little sister and her buff rooster, Butterscotch. Nothing quite like your first showmans ribbon!:love
  4. MallardMomx2

    Ended Official BYC Mini Contest - Egg Basket Photo Contest

    Here’s our egg containers. Over easy like your mom is a personal fav:lau
  5. MallardMomx2

    Ended Official BYC Mini Contest - Sneaky Broodies!

    Our ladies refuse to lay in ANYTHING other than cat litter buckets:lau:lau:lau
  6. MallardMomx2

    Ended Official BYC Mini Contest - Funny poultry faces and poses

    The baby chicks weren’t so sure about their reflection:gig
  7. MallardMomx2

    Ended Official BYC Mini Contest - What is Your Hobby?

    #3: Country Concerts I’m not sure if this is considered a “hobby” or not, but I do lots of concert going! Several times a year, you’ll find me at a country concert. In the past few years, I’ve seen: Zac Brown Band Easton Corbin Darius Rucker Dierks Bentley Thomas Rhett Jason Aldean Kelsea...
  8. MallardMomx2

    Ended Official BYC Mini Contest - What is Your Hobby?

    Entry #2: Photography Taking pictures is something I’ve always enjoyed doing. I’m most definitely an amateur, but I have won several ribbons for my photography. Pets are by far my favorite subject to capture, and my own animals are the cutest models!:love
  9. MallardMomx2

    Ended Official BYC Mini Contest - What is Your Hobby?

    Entry #1: My absolute favorite hobby is dancing! I started dance lessons at 2 years old, and could never get enough of it. This is my 19th year of dance, and my 5th year being a dance teacher and choreographer! I teach tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, cheer dance, and lyrical, but tap is by far my...
  10. MallardMomx2

    Silver Mallards?

    STUNNING!!!:love:love:love
  11. MallardMomx2

    Mallards vs the cold

    Thanks everyone! I definitely don’t want to deal with shattered bulbs again so I’m going to try to avoid that route. It’s good to know to avoid shatter resistant bulbs, as I was looking into those. I’ll be sure to avoid them. Hopefully they stay warm with their straw then. It just makes me...
  12. MallardMomx2

    Mallards vs the cold

    Hi everyone! Thanks for your rapid replies. Here is a picture of their enclosure (from summertime, obviously.) They do get locked up at night and stay locked in on super windy days. Their coop as well as their outside run is covered in straw, though it’s hard to keep up with the straw outside...
  13. MallardMomx2

    Mallards vs the cold

    Hi everyone! This will be my mallard ducks second winter. I live in Ohio and the weather gets pretty nasty, this week it’ll get down to 8 degrees Fahrenheit and it’s only the beginning of November. Last winter, I used a heat lamp, but I had to deal with the bulb bursting three different times...
  14. MallardMomx2

    Ended Official BYC Contest - Post your best (worst) chicken molt pics!

    He’s obviously not a chicken, so I’m just posting for fun. Here’s Pallas this year...poor guy:gig
  15. MallardMomx2

    Silver Mallards?

    Stunning!! Thank you for sharing!!:love:love:love
  16. MallardMomx2

    Silver Mallards?

    Beautiful!!:love Thanks for sharing! My eggs didn’t end up hatching unfortunately so I never got to see how they look.
  17. MallardMomx2

    Shoes for ducks?

    Has anyone used duck shoes to prevent frost bite in the winter? If so, how’d it work? I know they are typically used when curing Bumblefoot and such, but I have a pair of mallards who demand to stay out in the winter and do not want to deal with frostbite.
  18. MallardMomx2

    My New Additions! Pics included

    So cute!! Congrats!!:love:love:love Like everyone else has stated, keep a very close eye on dad. My drake was great with his babies until the day the ducklings turned 6 weeks old. He then attacked one and plucked out nearly all of it’s feathers.
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