back into ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ericwaddle3, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. ericwaddle3

    ericwaddle3 Chirping

    Sep 6, 2011
    Finally got a pair of mallards after trying to decide what breeds to narrow it down to and then trying to locate some. They seem fairly tame and got along with the chickens and guineas fine, going to start on there own run in the next week or so because I know they will keep the water dirty for the other birds. Can't wait to start hatching some next year.

  2. tripletmumm

    tripletmumm In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2011
    Hood River, Oregon
    Glad you are raising ducks. I have decided to raise ducks too. I have three and they are about 5 months old now. I am liking them better than my chickens. :) I don't know yet if one is a drake, however, I am looking forward to seeing how they do in the months to come.
  3. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Songster

    Mar 26, 2010
    Upstate NY
    A thing to remember: Mallards DO fly.

    I had 6 of them. The nicest ducks, but lost some to the sky and the rest to a mink. Protect them!
  4. ericwaddle3

    ericwaddle3 Chirping

    Sep 6, 2011
    I know they do, used to have several on my parents pond, the coop they are in now is covered and the one I will be building will be also. Going to bury an old goldfish pond for them to swim in.
  5. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Quote:That's funny you said that because when my ducks started hatching I totally turned all of my time to them. I felt so bad about it but I did.
  6. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

    Apr 27, 2011
    Browntown, VA
    My Mallards lay the BEST eggs! My Mallards free-range and can fly, however, they stay close to the house and the big Pekin drakes with which they were raised. My 2 Mallard drakes fight over the 3 girls!!!

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