Blue winged Teal

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by Big Dreamer, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might be getting some...soo i have a few questions.

    1. are they loud?

    2. do they eat what i feed my other ducks?

    3. Where do they have their nests? Just on the ground or do i need to make something up higher?

    4. Do they need anything special that is different from my domestic breeds?

    5. Can they live with my domestics (Pekin, Welsh Harlequins, Muscovies)?

    6. Could they fit through lattice? Because thats my fencing right now..or do i need to put like chicken wire or hardwire attached to it?

    7. I have a kiddie pool and a couple trough things for the boys (Boys and girls are seperate) do they need anything more than that? They would be on the girl side with the kiddie pool. My dad said we might buy a pond liner or preformed one or make one out of concrete so if i do need a bigger water source then i could just make one.

    Thanks! I really want these either getting them from this guy or somewhere else.
     
  2. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
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    They are wild ducks and will not do good with your domestics. You can house them and all together but they are alot more flighty. 4 inch holes in your pen are to big they can escape that. I would reccomend you clip their wings so they cant fly away if they do get loose. Yes they can eat the same feed as your other ducks. You will most likely never hear a quack outa them lol. Their not very vocal. Good luck with your teal [​IMG]
     
  3. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I shouldnt keep them with my other ducks? [​IMG] I was going to put aviary netting over the top and now im going to put hardware cloth around the existing fence so they cant get out. Thank god they are vocal! Thanks!
     
  4. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    louisiana
    Like I posted you can keep them with your others just remember they are wild and more flighty so spooking them can cause them to injure themsleves. Just move slowly until you get a feel for how nervous your particular pair are going to be and you will be fine [​IMG]
     
  5. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well Im not sure if my dad is even gonna let me get them anymore
     
  6. dgecko

    dgecko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want some if you don't get them share the info where their at please
     
  7. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    I wouldn't think keeping them with the domestics would be that great of an idea seeing as how small they are. If you do decide to go that route just be sure to keep an eye on them. Good luck, i hope you get some.
     
  8. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope i get some too. If i do im gonna make their own aviary for them
     
  9. dgecko

    dgecko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 15 ft hi by 40 ft long by 12 ft wide aviary just waiting to find some ducks
     
  10. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    Quote:Everybody is sold out of their 2010 juvenile birds by this time, but if you look through local adds (not craigslist [​IMG] ) and the for sale section on this forum you might find some. i have also been told the Game breeder Gazette magazine is a good one that usually has adds in the back as well. Try and avoid hatcherys that sell ornamental/migratory birds because one, most are just the middle man, and two even if they do raise their own birds they are usually ripping you off with their high prices. The only one i would recommend would be Mallard Lane Farms, their prices are fair.
     

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