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Ancona ducklings..I'm in love :)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by twigcrafter, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. twigcrafter

    twigcrafter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I received 4 baby anconas in my surprise box from cackle hatchery on Thursday and I'm over the moon for these little ones.

    I never dreamed I'd love them or any duck for that matter.
    Better than that, My DH, who doesn't enjoy chickens, loves them too!!!
    Yesterday he built them a 3ft by 5ft brooder.

    They are currently living in the back room of our house and I can't stop staring at them. lol.
    They have a momma heating pad which they only go in at night. They snuggle up to each other and sleep in the deep bed pine shavings.

    I put their water dish inside a large, shallow, rubber animal bowl from tsc. I put pine shavings in the tsc bowl so it is just lower than their water bowl. I float an empty gallon milk jug in the water bowl so they can't climb in and get all wet. The tsc bowl keeps the drip and splash out of the rest of their bedding.

    off to Walmart to buy brewers yeast.
     
  2. Krazyquilts

    Krazyquilts Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    That's wonderful! Ducks are just awesome!
     
  3. Ashleymarie529

    Ashleymarie529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congraaaaaaaaats! What's a surprise box?
     
  4. QuackSpeak

    QuackSpeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have any pictures? We love pictures, haha [​IMG]
    You seem to have a nice brooder set up, too. Congratulations on your new babies!
     
  5. Ancona Mom

    Ancona Mom Just Hatched

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    Would love to see pics of your precious ducklings. I have Anconas that are nearly a year old. Sable (my female) has been laying eggs but it looks like my drakes are not yet fertilizing. Nor is she broody. I keep hoping that soon she will start to sit on her eggs (I have been taking them up until recently due to the crazy weather we have been having here in VA.
     
  6. seussiii

    seussiii Out Of The Brooder

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    My 2 drakes and 4 ducks. Just got some myself. 4 weeks old today!

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  7. Krazyquilts

    Krazyquilts Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Oh. My. Goodness! Those are absolutely adorable!!!!!!! Those widdle speckled bills!!!!!!!! I want to reach through and steal them for me!!!!!!

    Great. Now I'm going to have to add Anconas to the "Ducks Breeds I Can't Live Without Owning" list. My husband isn't going to let me come on here anymore, you know.
     
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  8. BigWeenMachine

    BigWeenMachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone with anconas for sale lemme know. My son is raising them and would love to add some new ducks to our gene pool. He's actually getting ready to start up the incubator in the next day or two so should have some for sale soon if anyone else is interested here in Colorado. Never shipped before but I'm sure we could make it happen. thanks!
     
  9. twigcrafter

    twigcrafter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!

    seusiii, wow they are huge at 4 weeks! And adorable [​IMG]

    Ashley Marie, a surprise box is what's ever leftover at the end of the day at cackle hatchery. They put all kinds of chickens in a box. Some times ducks, and turkeys.
    I got lucky.

    I would post pictures but for some reason I can't get them to up load.[​IMG] I will keep trying.
     
  10. Ashleymarie529

    Ashleymarie529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Super cool [​IMG]

    Yes keep trying for pics! We thrive on duckling pictures around here....
     

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