Beginner

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CountyGirl12, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. CountyGirl12

    CountyGirl12 Out Of The Brooder

    91
    4
    43
    Feb 24, 2015
    Hi everyone! I'm new here btw lol :p But we are going to get 2 baby ducks in 1-2 weeks. (Is 2 ok or should we get 3-4?) I easier 14 baby chickens 2 years ago and they are with my uncle now. So are ducks basically the same as chicks, raising wise? What breed would be the best for me to get, since this will be my first time raising ducks. I wanted the ducks to be nice when they got older too. Thank you :)
     
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,421
    196
    221
    Feb 9, 2014
    Mississippi Y'all
    They are totally different in every way, i personally like muscovy's but they fly.
     
  3. CountyGirl12

    CountyGirl12 Out Of The Brooder

    91
    4
    43
    Feb 24, 2015
    Ok, I'll look at them :) When do they start flying? My parents would get mad if they flew out of their brooder in the house lol
     
  4. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,421
    196
    221
    Feb 9, 2014
    Mississippi Y'all
    Well they fly as adults no ducklings can fly [​IMG][​IMG]

    Id recommend reading storey's guide to raising ducks
     
  5. CountyGirl12

    CountyGirl12 Out Of The Brooder

    91
    4
    43
    Feb 24, 2015
    Alright I will :p And what are all the differences between raising ducks and chicks? Are ducks harder to raise?
     
  6. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,421
    196
    221
    Feb 9, 2014
    Mississippi Y'all
    Ducks take work. They need different food since chicken feed isn't nutrish enough for them expecially the start and grow when they are little you either have to order froma specific bran of duckling start and grow or get normal start and grow and add stuff to it.

    again the book explains this all and its very cheap usually.
     
  7. CountyGirl12

    CountyGirl12 Out Of The Brooder

    91
    4
    43
    Feb 24, 2015
    Would this feed be good? The reviews people put said their ducks loved it and it was great feed. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2015
  8. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,421
    196
    221
    Feb 9, 2014
    Mississippi Y'all
    yeah thats great :)
     
  9. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,555
    332
    216
    May 19, 2014
    Round Rock, TX
  10. CountyGirl12

    CountyGirl12 Out Of The Brooder

    91
    4
    43
    Feb 24, 2015
    I haven't read through that. I'll read it now. And if I put the ducks when they are adults in the back yard, would they fly away do you think? Or stick around if I fed them some. Also if I keep handling them a lot as ducklings, when they are adults will they let me handle them? Thanks everyone for the replies so far :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by