And the Big Day is Finally Here WARNING! Image Heavy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OldGuy43, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps


    Off to Ideal in Cameron we went. Google Maps was really pessimistic about the time it would take. We got there about 10:30 am. Wandered around scenic downtown Cameron, Texas until noon when we met with NickyPick and Harold and had a nice lunch and than it was back to Ideal to pickup our orders.


    Here's OldGal in front of Ideal Poultry.


    And here's the quackerettes as the nice lady at Ideal showed them to us.


    And here they are in their brooder. My camera doesn't deal with the red heat lamp very well. They're doing great, running around, drinking, eating, peeping and pooping. Boy, do they like water. They've went through 2 quarts in about a 1/2 hour, a lot on the puppy pads. Glad y'all warned me. [​IMG]

    Video to follow...


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  2. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    And here's the video, as promised:
  3. FiveHens

    FiveHens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    [​IMG] So sweet!! What breeds?
  4. DCasper

    DCasper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2012
    Benton, KY
    Beautiful birds, congratulations...
  5. NanaLantana

    NanaLantana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lantana, Florida
    Nice! But it looks like you'll need a bigger box by - - - - tomorrow? They grow really fast - - -
  6. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Khaki Campbells
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Congrats on duckling day! [​IMG]
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    They are precious,, and I agree they are gonna need a bigger box in a few days, also watch the temps, with that many ducklings and a heat lamp they could get over heated pretty fast... Congrats to you both!!! [​IMG]

  9. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    I ordered two Welsh Harlequins and a Cayuga to add to my egg laying flock.
    Not sure what I am going to do about my Anconas. My drake is a big P.I.T.A.
  10. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, I didn't think of that, but fortunately I started the brooder box out at ~87° F. and with their body heat it's now 90°. [​IMG] Wish I could say I planned it that way, but it was just beginners luck. [​IMG]

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