1. FoodFreedomNow

    Juvenile Runners

    Six week old Runners - first hatch from our own ducks. Thank goodness they were able to go outside in a wrapped hoop tractor today because they are creating an unholy mess inside. :D Two confirmed girls (by voice)...please let there be a third! :fl
  2. HuffleClaw

    Broodies for Christmas - An incubation (/chat) thread!

    2 broodies for Christmas! :eek: I had begun to suspect it when they were in the nesting box all day yesterday and last night... this morning, it’s confirmed. I guess that’s their own way to gift me this Christmas:gig I’ll pass on the offer. :hugs Merry Christmas to all, from my coop to...
  3. M

    Unwell duckling, please help.

    Hi all, just registered, first time posting, on the 29th of November I hatched two new ducklings, other than one (now named Snowflake) having slightly splayed legs all had seemed fine, for about the first week they were fed a crumb / mashed boiled egg mixture and Snowflake gradually made a...
  4. D

    Duck severely bullied and injured

    Hello, I have four female ducks, two khaki campbells and two cherry valleys. A few months ago one of the cherry, Pebble was limping so I took her to the vet. They said it was probably something internal but they could not be sure until they had run more tests which would be very expensive and...
  5. J

    Sick duck? New to ducks need help

    I have 2, 2 month old pekins. Jack (the duck) has red in the white of his eyes, I've been giving him tub time hoping it would help with his eyes but they are still red. We keep them inside in a pen bc it is below freezing temps where we live and I've heard they are still too young to be outside...
  6. J

    Hi! New to ducks

    Hi I'm brittany, I have 2, 2 month old jumbo pekin ducks! Their names are jack, and diane :) we are very new to raising ducks so any/all help would be appreciated!
  7. isabellaaddison

    FOUND 8 Muscovy duck eggs! 2 are turning dark need advice please.

    My favorite muscovy duck was killed by a raccoon close to my front yard. I was thinking about it, wondering why she was always hanging out by the front of my house and not by the water. I thought maybe she had a nest. Sure enough, I took a look around and found her nest. I recovered 8 eggs in...
  8. E

    Ducklings hatched with Yolk not fully absorbed.

    I had a time crawling all over internet articles that pertain to ducklings and chicks hatching with their yolks not being fully absorbed. Which seems to be surprisingly rare. This may sometimes occur when the duckling/chick is premature. All of the articles I came across had rather sad...
  9. Jemima Duck

    Duckling mass death diagnostic

    Hello BYC, I hate to have to write this message out because I'm bordering on crying. 7/7 ducklings that made it to hatch have died shortly after hatching. Important information: *The eggs were from young birds, they had only been laying for a few months. They were small, to the point that...
  10. cmspivey

    New Member Introduction Post!

    Well, here goes it... My initial post! I'm Carlis! I'm not technically new to chickens, but I am new to ducklings! I have three eggs currently... Sadly, I think only one of them may be alive and well, though... We'll find out within the next few days! They're all Khaki Campbell x Pekin ducks...
  11. xanthea92

    A Duck & Chicken Hatched 1 set of Eggs. HELP!

    So I had my duck sit on Call Eggs and in the last week a broody hen joined the fun and started sitting. Today they hatched out and the ducklings are half under the hen and half under the duck. The duck is protective of both lots, as they are spending time under both of them. I am planning on...
  12. Texasfarmgirl2910

    Muscovy ducklings hatching

    Good morning! ...I’m brand new here so I’m not exactly sure how all this works...learning as I go, ha! I have a mama Muscovy sitting on 7 eggs which have begun hatching (I’ve got one so far) my dilemma is that she made her nest in a planting pot which sits high off the ground. That was great...
  13. H

    Appleyard Ducklings

    Could anyone give me some info on hatching Appleyard Ducklings, from incubator, eggs are traveling from east to west australia express, Regards novelist breeder, only used mums before (Muscovy & Pekin) many yrs ago Regards Havachat38
  14. W

    Hello all Wingwhakk here, new member I have lots of experience with chickens and ducks

    I have raised chickens, rabbits and ducks, for nearly my whole life, I added Geese to our family about 7 years ago. We were hatching about 1,000 eggs a month for several years, and sold eggs to help pay for our animal care. I have lots of knowledge on care, health etc. On Chickens, Rabbits, and...
  15. duck lover 27

    Drake to hen ratios

    Hey all! I'm a new duck momma of 2 Pekin drakes ( almost positive both are drakes ) they are I believe 10 weeks old. I'm ordering 10 Ducklings tomorrow to add to my flock! Breeds include Cayuga, Rouen, Welsh Harlequin, buff & black swedish..should all 10 be hens? That would make for a 1:5 Drake...
  16. BestDiscoMan13

    What’s better chickens or ducks?

    What’s your favorite Chickens or Ducks? What’s better chickens or ducks? Comment down below what you think and why. describe in detail why you prefer one over the other. Feel free to vote!
  17. Claires Poultry

    Duck Lovers Unite! - *A Chat Thread*

    Hi fellow duck lovers! :frow I am a crazy duck lady. I love ducks like crazy! This is a thread where duck lovers can unite and share their passion for ducks. Feel free to post pictures and stories of your ducks, especially pictures! I LOVE seeing pictures of ducks! Everyone is welcome EXCEPT...
  18. K


    Hey everyone! I am currently raising 2 hens, 1 rooster, 4 ducks, 8 three week old chicks, 2 one week old goslings, 2 one week old ducklings, and 4 one week old chicks. I've wanted to raise chickens for years and my boyfriend's coworker sold some older chickens and ducks to us a few months ago...
  19. K

    How to brood chicks, ducklings, and geese

    I have 2 goslings, 2 ducklings, and 4 chicks in a 6ft brooder. They were all a day old when I received them and they are a week old today. There is so much mixed information out there that I was hoping for some advice. At this point, the birds are very attached to each other. I'm pretty sure one...
  20. HeatherFeatherFlock

    Sexing Ducklings

    We have 8 khaki Campbell ducklings, we hatched them ourselves. We want to keep 2 girls and sell the rest, hopefully all to one person. We tried vent sexing but they seemed to “all be girls” so I don’t think I did it very well, lol. What other ways have you found you can tell which can help you...
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