Baby Calls in Sock Cups

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bnemeth, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Bnemeth

    Bnemeth Out Of The Brooder

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    A few days a go someone posted on the call duck thread to put flipper baby calls in a cup with a sock liner - this weekend I had two flippers hatch and they look so cute and SAFE in their sock cups. Thank you for great advice!!!!
     
  2. Keene's coop

    Keene's coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whats the point of sock cups?
     
  3. un-named

    un-named Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What is the point of you posting that WITHOUT pics of the cuteness???
    get on it [​IMG]
     
  4. priss

    priss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is just TOO CRUEL to tell us about it and not show us PICTURES!!! Lol!! Pleeeeese can we see tha pictures [​IMG]
     
  5. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want pictures, too! I want to see what you mean about them being safe and in sock cups.
     
  6. Bnemeth

    Bnemeth Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll take some pics and figure out how to post them [​IMG] the point is to keep them on their feet and not their backs to keep them alive. I've learned Calls are definatly a challenge!
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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  8. Keene's coop

    Keene's coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have to do that with all ducklings? and what do you mean to keep them on their feet? i'm trying to learn as much as i can about ducks before i get them. so sorry for the dumb questions
     
  9. Bnemeth

    Bnemeth Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think all ducks have this issue (I've only had calls though) and I don't have to for all my calls, only the extra round ones that can't stay on their feet - calls are bred for round/small bodies with short necks and legs. This makes some topple over and with the short legs they can't always turn themselves over. After a day or two they are fine and run around like normal.
     
  10. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    What's a flipper? I'm new to calls....lost the 4 I had in the hatcher yesterday due to a power outage--but I have another batch not too far behind them....
     

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