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Shetlands are gorgeous. But it says on albc that they are capable of full flight. So haha not for me. [IMG]
Of course can't let them out without feathers. Yeah I heard haha. I'll be leaving them in my basement and checking up on them, feeding,...
Are they relatively quiet? I'm just about to fill in my order for 20. I'm going to take the risk.
I know if things don't pan out, I can easily...
Are they loud? From what I've read, they don't seem loud. I think I'll just order the 20. Worst case scenario I have to give them away.
I don't know about the noise level. That is the deciding factor for me.
I would like some input from people that raise them as well. I want to...
What is an Appleyard duck? Pictures?
This is a silver appleyard duck and drake.
Well I'm thinking of getting 20 silver appleyard ducks. Hopefully next spring I can cull it down to about 12. And make some freezer buddies. I'm...
I was thinking maybe 4 pilgrim geese and 12 appleyard ducks.
Or if I just keep ducks, 12 appleyards
Just geese- 6 or 4 sexed pilgrim geese.
I have about 2 acres. But I want to keep waterfowl in about .55 acres fenced in to protect from predators. Should I keep ducks and geese or just...
Do you make a separate house or pen for ducks, one for geese, or do they sleep/lay in the same one. Sorry for all the questions.
Chicks will start mating next spring?
How much feed do you usually go through in the winter?
2 drakes and 10 hens is good for the ducks, but I would do 1 gander and 4 hens for the geese.
Good you found a place that sexes for...
I plan on ordering them sexed from metzers.
Mezters says 1 drake for 3-5 hens. hmm
Alright if I get 2 drakes and 10 hens + 2 ganders and 4 hens. How much feed do you think I will burn...
Ok, I think 12 birds is good to start with. I'm thinking of 8 ducks, 4 geese. Ducks will be 3:1 ratio, female to male. Geese in pairs.
or maybe 8...
Claws? You have muscovies then? I hear that you need to keep them 1 drake- 3 females.
I have never seen a weasel in my life. But I suppose it is possible. They have needle like teeth.
We have snakes up here, but they are pretty rare. Are you sure it wasn't a coon or possom?
Do ducks eat lawn grass? Because if they don't I might have to get geese. I don't want my dad spooking them with his lawn mower.