Chicken225

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 7, 2011
38
0
32
Baton Rouge
New to raising call duckies!!! So happy I finally got my hands on some call ducks the snowy breed. Any advise on theses little guys?
 

Rosecomb-Ryan

East Indie Crazed
11 Years
Apr 12, 2008
1,453
8
181
Sacramento CA
Quote:I have had lots of calls and Never once have had one fly away. They might fly across the yard but never away...

Advice-
Make sure you give them a good feed during breeding season, I used to feed my Calls and Indies just Lay pellets during breeding season and had terrable fertility and hatching, Then the next year I have them Lay Pellets mixed with a little puppy chow, and lots of greens with the same breeder birds and had MUCH better luck.. Im thinking it was the feed because I didnt change anything else...
 

critterranch

Songster
9 Years
Oct 1, 2010
770
6
119
Red Creek, New York
if you buy a grown pair i would clip wings . they will fly away if they arent use to their new home. i bought a pair and one flew away the first day when i brought them home. i only had it home for about 10 mins it escaped out of the box. it flew 100 yards away into woods never to be seen again. i even left the female in cage out so she wouls call him back but it didnt work.

duckling you raise and hatch are different. i wouldnt clip their wings.
 

dwhite

Chirping
8 Years
Jun 14, 2011
142
0
79
I just would throw my new calls in my yard and never had one fly away, however last week for the first time ever I was able to see one of my calls fly about 20 feet, quite poorly.

To be safe I would clip or keep caged, I have started keeping them caged, I would hate to see one of mine fly away.
 

ashleym

In the Brooder
8 Years
Oct 15, 2011
35
3
26
oregon
any one know of a reputable breeder i could get call duck -ducklings or eggs from???
 

DUCKGIRL89

Songster
8 Years
Apr 28, 2011
7,176
25
241
TN
any one know of a reputable breeder i could get call duck -ducklings  or eggs from???:drool

Theres quite a few breeders on here with good birds. CelticOaksFarm may have some adults, or eggs for sale. She has really nice ones!
 

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