Ancona ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KsTornado11, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. KsTornado11

    KsTornado11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else have these? I have 3,and wanting more. I don't know of many hatcheries that have them, I know Cackle does though.
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    They sure are cute, but I don't know anything about them
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  3. pirtykitty

    pirtykitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. darwish

    darwish Out Of The Brooder

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    I just ordered 30 ancona ducklings from Holderreads.
     
  5. trailhound

    trailhound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dar- I can't believe you kept that order a secret! When are they coming?
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  6. darwish

    darwish Out Of The Brooder

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    Shhh... AK knows I ordered them, but she doesn't know how many. I requested the week of 7 April for delivery.

    I also ordered 6 Pilgrims.

    That should give me plenty of time to get the coop done. As soon as the ground thaws I will be borrowing my neighbor's backhoe to run water and electricity. I am putting in doors and windows right now.
     
  7. trailhound

    trailhound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fun, fun! 30 may not be so hard to justify- I advertised eggs for sale at work and am sold out two weeks in advance. Looks like I am going to have to build a separate duck pen so I can get more chickens and ducks to keep up with demand.

    Hmm, since they are a rare breed you can also tell her that you can always sell them if it turns out to be too many...

    Oh dear, I can't believe I am plotting against my best friend! Surely she won't be mad though!

    I am hung up on those sebastapol geese. Ack! And I want Khacki Campbells, Silver Appleyards. I'll warn you-farm birds are addictive.

    I can't wait to see your spotty ducks and hear how they do. Then I will probably want some of those too. ugh!
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Yes...they are!!!!

    Growing your own takes too long...maybe I need to order some....LOLOL
     
  9. darwish

    darwish Out Of The Brooder

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    30 is not too many. With 30 birds I should be able to recoup my investment, including housing and fencing, and make a small profit.
     
  10. ancona91

    ancona91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, Everyone!!!
    I was searching for Ancona duck info and just found this link. I currently have a flock of 13 Anconas ......mostly Black/White. My original stock came from Holderreads in 2004. I absolutely LOVE these ducks!!! Not only are they beautiful, they're also very friendly,calm and fantastic layers. I'm looking to infuse some new blood into my flock. Anyone out there willing to sell or trade eggs?!? Mine aren't laying yet....but hopefully sometime soon. I've had fantastic luck hatching ducklings from this flock. I'm located in Ellenville, New York. Have a great day!!!!
    Sincerely, Kathy
     

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