call ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chicken225, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Chicken225

    Chicken225 Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
     
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!! Yes, they fly - I clipped my calls wings at an early age so they woulnd;t fly away
     
  3. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
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    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...
     
  4. critterranch

    critterranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  5. dwhite

    dwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  6. ashleym

    ashleym Out Of The Brooder

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    any one know of a reputable breeder i could get call duck -ducklings or eggs from???[​IMG]
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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