1. Ellyhutch

    Why is my drake Obsessed with eggs?

    My Ancona drake is simply obsessed with my Muscovy's eggs. Every time she lays and he's able to get his hands on it, he freaks out. It's like he's trying to protect it. Is this normal? Who cares, it's adorable, but I'm just curious. It's almost like he wants to nest with it? Link:
  2. Ellyhutch

    Duck Hiccups!

    My almost 10 month old Ancona duck seems to have the hiccups...or something this morning (link below). It just started within the last hour. There's no noise associated, just the odd full body motion. He seems normal otherwise, quacking and curious, and he gets down water fine. He doesn't seem...
  3. Ellyhutch

    Drake Obsessed with Egg!!

    My drake is super interested in my Muscovy hen's eggs. He circles it and pushes at it with his beak very delicately. He's not aggressive when I take it. It's almost like he wants to sit on it? I can't figure out what he's doing. If I leave it on a table or the couch he will jump up so he can...
  4. paigeber

    Ancona Duck Advice & Questions!

    Hi All! I'm getting 2 little Ancona ducklings this upcoming spring & just trying to plan/budget for their arrival! Does anyone know how fast they grow? & if you have diapers for them how many sizes should I get? I know these little guys grow quickly but since they will be spending time in...
  5. B

    Ancona Chicken 31 wks old, has never laid but broods and sings

    Hello! My Ancona girl, Tiny, has never laid. She’s 31 weeks old and all of her sisters lay. She gets in the box almost daily, lays there for anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, then sings the egg laying song. We live in the PNW so days are short, rainy, and fairly dark. Is she not laying...
  6. F

    Duck help Breed and Male/female

    Please help, we were recently given 11 ducks of various breeds, and are trying to figure out what breeds and ducks/drakes we have. Can Black Swedish have black spots on their chest? Does green head automatically mean male? Are the two light ones Silver Appleyard?
  7. CityDucklings20

    Ancona Ducklings Growth

    Just wondering if anyone else has raised Ancona ducks? I have 3 that I hatched exactly 3 weeks ago. One started quacking at 1 week old and is fullly quacking now with only peeps when its separated from the others. And they all started getting feathers on their tail and wings before 2 weeks of...
  8. Small Town Chic Farms

    New Duck Mom

    Hi all! I have been a lurker here for awhile (mostly Pinterest pins directing me here), but finally decided to join in the fun! I have recently inherited a house with a few acres (just under 9) that is part of our family’s larger farm. Now that I have a large outbuilding and some acreage, I...
  9. Celeeste

    Does my Ancona have angel wing?

    I've just noticed that my Ancona named Roadrunner's wings look like this, is this early angel wing? Celeste the Cayuga also has this on her left wing. We've fed them chick starter that may be high in protein so that could be the problem. They're 6 weeks old. Would normal human compression...
  10. laurenmfoster08

    Ancona Eggs in an Incubator

    Hi there, we have a flock of 16 ducks Muscovy, Cayuga and Golden 300. Half are adopted so we are guessing their breed. We successfully hatched some mixed ducks in an incubator and they are healthy and great little additions. My husband picked up 7 Ancona eggs and we have them in the incubator...
  11. Duck Diva

    SE Florida Ancona Ducklings - 3 available (must all go together)

    Ancona ducklings hatched 3/26, unsexed. Three available; they must all go together. Located in SE Florida, pickup only. Private message me, please. These little cuties are a wonderful distraction from the lockdown madness!
  12. Squeak61

    Female Muscovy and Ancona

    I’m selling my female lilac looney Muscovy and my female lilac Ancona with heavy chest rust. They’re both from Al’s Quackery, and I have all their birth dates. I’m asking $50 dollars for the Muscovy, $20 for the Ancona, or $60 for both. I’m open to other offers. I’m in CT :)
  13. M

    New layer behavior

    So we think our ancona layed her first egg earlier today! She's our only white egg chicken and there was a small white egg in front of their coop. She's been making a loud sound I've never heard her do before. She made a little nest spot and sat for a while and did what we thought was egg song...
  14. A

    Edmonton area

    I need to find a temporary indoor home for my female ancona. We have to move somewhere I cannot have her. This is just temporary on both issues. I will supply everything she needs. I just need her to be safe and warm. She has never been with other ducks, since she was 3 days old.
  15. jojopetlover

    What breed is this - 8 week OEG, Ancona and 5 week EE?

    Hi, We picked up some day olds and were told we had a golden penciled Hamburg, blue Ancona and Old English Game. 8 weeks later and I'm thinking the blue is the OEG and black / white the Ancona? My guess on the sexing is the Hamburg is a hen and the other 2 are going to be roosters. We also...
  16. W

    Ancona vs Exchequer Leghorn??

    I have three chickens that I need help sexing/determining breed. - All three are 15 weeks - Order included 2 female Anconas and 1 male Leghorn/1 female Leghorn (lost one as a youngster) Can anyone tell me which is an Ancona and which is a Leghorn?? Characteristics of both are single comb and...
  17. lutherpug

    7 week old ducks near Kansas City

    I have 8 healthy 7 week old ducks that need a new home. They are my first ducks and as much as I love them, they're a little too much work for us at the moment. 4 Ancona (2 sexed females, 2 unsexed hatchery extras) 1 female Cayuga 1 female Blue Swedish 2 female Silver Appleyards I would...
  18. SansDuck

    Ancona Drakes for sale in the Ozark Missouri Area

    I have two Ancona drakes that are ready for a new home, they are currently four months nearing five months old. Both Drakes are beautiful and friendly, both have purple and green feathers mixed in with their black feathers. Raised together, would prefer if bought together. For pets or...
  19. Trimurtisan

    The Quack Shack

    Good morning folks of BYC! My name is Trimurtisan, but to keep it easy, just call me Trim. I did an introduction, but here's some more general information about myself and what's got me going quackers. I am a 36 year old father of eight, although only two of those happen to be human. We...
  20. RainForestBird

    Hatching Eggs Serama, Porcelain D'Uccle, D'Anver, Ancona & Australian Spotted Duck

    I have the following hatching eggs available, all are tested for fertility at least twice a month: Serama (smooth feathered) $35 / doz. Porcelain D'Uccle $35 / doz. Porcelain Booted Bantam $35 / doz. Quail D'Anver $35 / doz. Silver Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben $30 / doz. Japanese Bantam &...
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