1. C

    Will my 4 week old chicks be ok with my day old ducks?

    I have 12 four week old chicks with 2 four week Pekin’s that get along great since the start. But today I received 2 day old Ancona ducks! I know grown chickens can be mean to new members of the flock but them being four weeks old, will they be ok with the 2 new ducks? I understand I can’t put...
  2. Ellyhutch

    Drake Penis Turning Yellow

    I've had some issues with my Ancona drake, Bitsy, for the last week. Last Saturday I noticed he was hanging his penis out and doing this pulsing thing with his tail area like he was trying to poop. It was also very warm to the touch and swollen. I took him to the vet and got an anti-inflammatory...
  3. D

    What kind of egg is this?

    So to start off, I have 4 Easter egger chickens and three brown Ancona ducks. My chickens are 28 weeks and have been giving me 1-2 eggs a day for several weeks. The ducks are 25-26 weeks old and I had given up on them as all being males. When I pick them up they are mostly quiet, but not raspy...
  4. J

    Male or Female?

    Hey Everyone! I got 4 ducklings at the end of June (they’re all supposed to be females)- 1 Ancona and 3 welsh harlequins. Can someone PLEASE confirm their sex for me?! I tried to do the “pick up test” and not a single one quacked. 😩😳 Thank you in advance! (This is my first time with ducks so I’m...
  5. paigeber

    Is this angel wing?

    Is this angel wing? my little one is just about 4,5 weeks old and her* Wings have looked wonky for a couple weeks. I thought it was just the adult feathers coming in but they look different than my other little duckling Who are you can see in the video who’s pokey wings are more tucked behind...
  6. paigeber

    60mg/kg niacin in duck starter.. is this enough?

    Hello! The duck starter I have for my 2 baby anconas is a 22% ration, which contains 60mg/kg of niacin. is this enough or do I need to be supplementing additional niacin? also I have been told the 22% Is a bit high so I've been slightly diluting it with oats to get around the 20% mark. is this...
  7. paigeber

    New ducklings are TERRIFIED of me

    Hello! My 2 new anconas are in their brooder & are terrified of me:-( they are 2 & 3 days old, so I assume they’re just getting used to their new environment but every time I put my hand in the brooder to change the water or anything they peep super loud & run to the other side of the box &...
  8. Mimi Clucks

    Ancona or Mottled Java

    Ok, since I brought her home, I thought she was an Ancona because of the nugget shape she had on her back. Come to find out, Mottled Java’s have the same shape as chicks! Now that she’s a year old I’m leaning more towards Mottled Java. She is my favorite hen and I have an opportunity to get...
  9. 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:
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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?
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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!
  20. 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 :)
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