ducklings

  1. Melle0041

    New home needed for 3 baby ducks in North Texas

    We have three ducklings that are about 7 weeks old that need a forever home. We took the babies in and were fostering them for the past few weeks. They were impulse buys from a local farm store. The people who had them had clearly no idea about ducks and how to care for them. After they figured...
  2. Claudine19

    Duckling super small compared to others

    I've got six healthy Pekin ducklings that are three weeks old today. Two of them are pretty small compared to the others should I get worried? I weighted them and they both are 175 grams compared to 400 grams for the others which is more then double the size :eek:. They are acting healthy and...
  3. lavendermarie

    Will ducklings kill chicks?

    Hey! I have a lot of chickens, and about 20 baby chickens to add to the flock! Some are almost two weeks old, and some may be a week or two older. The issue is, we also want to add ducklings to the mix! They will have their own separate area of course, but I was wondering, since ducklings are...
  4. C

    Khaki Campbell sitting on eggs

    I'm not sure if I want to take them away or let her try, shes doing really well so far. If I let her hatch them they'd be Welsh harlequin x khaki Campbell. I was wondering why I wasn't getting many eggs... There are 13.
  5. Jayneehartland

    Worried that I gave treats to my ducklings too early

    Hello, everyone. I am a first time duck owner and completely inexperienced with any bird care previously to this. I learned online that ducks love peas, kale and dandelions and have been feeding them this for the last couple of days. I’m not exactly sure how old they are, I ordered them from...
  6. Ashleecarol8287

    Re-homing ducklings Florida

    I am located in central Florida and have very healthy ducklings I am looking to re-home. They are French white Muscovys. Let me know if your interested…. Or if you have advice. Thank you!!!! (I have three adults and 28 babies…. I’m looking to keep 6 ducklings and re-home the rest.) i don’t plan...
  7. circuscash

    how to lessen ducks separation anxiety

    So I have two ducklings, although now they’re almost fully feathered and grown, along with a chicken (that’s about 3 months old) and the two ducks seem to have separation anxiety with each other when separated. I don’t separate them a lot of course, but sometimes i can only hold one at a time or...
  8. Featherlove23

    Need ideas

    I thought my water bowl was deep enough for my ducklings. Or at least it was till they doubled in size. I need to come up with something that will work for them but my chicks can easily get out. (one of my chicks are very curious and will jump into the water) one of my ducks has been sneezing...
  9. IvysAnimals

    Swedish Duckling Question

    Helloooo! Years ago I had someone come to my house and ask me if I could take 3 ducklings because they saw that they were standing on the side of the road with the possible mother that was hit by a car right next to them. I took them and we had bought other ducks like Pekins, Magpies, Rouen...
  10. Ashleecarol8287

    Re-Homing ducklings Florida

    My two hens had 25 ducklings between the two of them. They are three weeks old now and I can only keep 6 (based on my pen size). The babies are French whites. (The three dark colored ducklings I traded with the owner I got my original three from) Because I have three French whites, I wanted to...
  11. Ashleecarol8287

    I call myself the “Mother Ducker” Hahaha…. Ashlee Carol ❤️

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I have three adult Muscovy ducks (1 Drake…2 Hens) I hand raised these three in my house. They are a year old and just had 28 babies between my two. My hens went broody together and co-nested and are co-parenting. I only lost three...
  12. picklepat

    What to supplement feed with for newly hatched ducklings and poults?

    I'm fairly new to having backyard poultry, only for about a year and a half. I bought my first chicks from TS in September 2020. They told me to feed them chick starter, which I did and all was fine but they did not recommend any other type of supplements, vitamins or electrolytes. When the...
  13. N

    New member

    Hello, My name is Becky and I’m from Virginia. I’ve returned to the farm I grew up on where we had chickens, ducks, cows, horses and an occasional pig when I was little. I now raise ducks and sell the eggs and make baked goods from the duck eggs to sell at market. (When I’m not doing my day...
  14. E

    Is Fluoridated and Chlorinated Water Safe for Ducklings?

    My Muscovy ducklings hatched over a week ago and they’re starting to bathe in their water bowl. I’ve been giving them bottled water but I’m wondering since I now live in town and am on chlorinated and fluoridated water if it’s safe for them to swim in and drink as they get older? I never had...
  15. C

    Does my duckling have signs of a Niacin Deficiency?

    I recently added 2 ducklings to my flock and I’m worried they might have a niacin deficiency. I’ve never raised ducks before only chickens. They’re about 4 weeks old (give or take) and I only started giving them niacin supplements about a week ago after 1 was showing some signs. But both seem...
  16. Jrbd82

    Have I Caused Shrink wrapping??

    OK so I am hatching a batch of socks and eggs. This hatch seems different than any hatch I’ve had before as a bunch of shell got knocked off and the membrane was showing and it looked pretty solid and dry. I ended up opening the incubator with 10 other eggs already picked to look at this egg...
  17. L

    Week old pekin ducks

    What’s best to feed my ducklings after here 3 weeks? I live in Toronto and it’s really hard to find grower feed for the lil ones, I have starter feed at the moment and they’re doing great. Is there anything I can substitute to ensure they grow and eat healthy? Also I heard about electrolytes...
  18. Mad Mag

    What Kinds of Ducks Are These? - 6 Weeks Old

    At first, I thought I had a male pekin, a female pekin, and male rouen, but ever since my male "pekin" started changing colors, I've been curious as to know what kinds of ducks these are. All three. Any clue? All of these pictures were taken about 45 minutes after a bath/little swim, so some of...
  19. Mad Mag

    How Can I Lower the Protein Level? - Purina Flock Raiser for Ducklings Starting Their 6th Week

    Just switched my almost 6-week old ducklings from a brand nobody's heard of (Keystone Mills) to Purina Flock Raiser (non-medicated) and I was concerned about the protein requirements and requirements for other nutrients. How can I lower the protein level and how can I ensure that my ducklings...
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