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  1. quirkybeeper

    How to catch a duck

    That is so funny! I can just imagine the dog all happy and "presenting" the ducks to you, and the ducks with this look of "please make it stop!" Now I've got the giggles :) I think we're in the same state, wanna come out on a field trip? LOL
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    How to catch a duck

    Too funny! I've been asking around for someone with a trained herding dog, but no luck. It's funny though, my parents have a corgi, but she was never trained to herd, she never needed to lol
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    How to catch a duck

    if this has a chance of working, do you think it would be better to take Daisy or one of the boys?
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    How to catch a duck

    I haven't been on in a while, but the duckling I hatched in December is outside now with my other 2 ducks! The problem: he turned out to be a drake. So now I have a duck and 2 drakes. I have them separated for now, but that can't be a permanent solution. I posted a thing on Craigslist saying...
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    Old fashioned Broody thread for ducks 2013 edition

    Hi, it's me again!! So, Indigo is doing well and growing fast, and she LOVES peas!! She still "pages" us when she needs something, she'll chirp at regular intervals until we go pay attention to her, and if we don't come quickly enough to her satisfaction, she'll give one loud whistle! And when I...
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    Old fashioned Broody thread for ducks 2013 edition

    Oh, no worries! I ended up putting it over by her food because, ironically, that's the only area that doesn't have splatters all over the wall from her water lol
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    Old fashioned Broody thread for ducks 2013 edition

    Thanks for reminding me! She had it for a couple weeks and I took it down to clean it the other day, and keep forgetting to put it back! It's been in the back corner near her lamp because that's where she hangs out most often. And yes, she's the most adorable little thing, she's just having a...
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    Old fashioned Broody thread for ducks 2013 edition

    Updates! Indigo has definitely entered the "ugly duckling" stage lol she's molting, so there's fluff and tiny baby feathers all at once...poor thing! The good news is with the extra room and the niacin, her legs are doing really well, and she seems a lot steadier on them too, at first she was...
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    Old fashioned Broody thread for ducks 2013 edition

    We're in the piedmont of NC, I don't know when we'll get above 50 again, but I'll get my boyfriend to put up chicken wire around the deck so she can run around, we used to do that with the other ducks, they really seemed to enjoy it. She hasn't met the others, I'm scared she'd get away from me...
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    Old fashioned Broody thread for ducks 2013 edition

    Well see, her tote was way too small and I hadn't gotten a bigger space for her yet, so I wanted to wait and post "look how much more space she has!" instead of "I feel like such a bad ducky mommy!" LOL...so I finally have her new pen done! First things first, here she is with her bear on the...
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    Old fashioned Broody thread for ducks 2013 edition

    I was hoping to find something more like that plastic fencing, the green stuff with tiny holes. I'm not really sure yet, I'm sure I'll figure something out lol I just remember it being a pain hauling that pool outside to dump the shavings and hose it down. However, the room she's in has a window...
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    Old fashioned Broody thread for ducks 2013 edition

    Here's what I'm talking about...this is what we had with Alfie and Kylie, and it lasted them long enough until they were ready to go outside, which ended up being 12 weeks, give or take. This is the pool with just the first layer of the wire built up. Once all was said and done, the wire...
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    Old fashioned Broody thread for ducks 2013 edition

    I finally got to the store (yay!) and picked up a couple things...I got a mirror from the automotive department, it's meant to be cut to fit a missing car mirror, so I know she can't break it. I also read in another thread that if you give them something to play with, it'll keep them occupied...
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    Old fashioned Broody thread for ducks 2013 edition

    A couple questions, and I can start a new thread if needed lol I haven't really sat and watched, but it seems like she hasn't figured out how to use the water to clear out her nares yet...the water is deep enough, and the hole I cut in the jug is big enough for her to fit her head in. She does...
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    Old fashioned Broody thread for ducks 2013 edition

    I cannot believe how fast this little critter is growing!!! Of course I'm also reminding myself of how big my first 2 ducks were, and they were only 3 weeks when I got them. She is quickly outgrowing her current "brooder," I have to go on the hunt this week for something bigger...maybe, just...
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    Old fashioned Broody thread for ducks 2013 edition

    Very true. I saw that link about the "butterware" with a hole cut in the lid, I may try that...or just go buy a waterer from Southern States. One of those plastic ones with a red base and white top...I'll have to check though, I know it needs to be deep enough for her to clean out her nares. Oh...
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    Old fashioned Broody thread for ducks 2013 edition

    I just got back from the store, got her a stuffed reindeer/bear dog toy, and she's snuggled up to it now. I'll see about a mirror sometime soon. I think she did just want to be in the milk jug, she's been sleeping in it all day! I finished the tea from that other gallon jug last night and cut a...
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    Old fashioned Broody thread for ducks 2013 edition

    After fishing the duck out of the milk jug for the 5th time, I took the water out completely...the last couple times, she was just sitting in there in the water, so I emptied it out and gave her the jug, maybe she just wants to be in the jug! Now to find another container for her water...
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    Old fashioned Broody thread for ducks 2013 edition

    Well...she's doing well, her lungs are definitely healthy LOL!! I had to figure out how to get her to be quiet so I could finish my homework, I put a small box with some bedding in it on my desk (that didn't work), I tried sitting on the floor next to the brooder (that didn't work)...I finally...
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    Thread formerly known as Hatch day is today

    Even better, I don't have to try to clean a squirmy duckling :)
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