call Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by yoker, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might be getting some call ducks and I have some ?
    1. What coler are the eggs they lay?
    Any other tips on call ducks would be nice.
     
  2. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Call duck eggs are usually a very pale shade of green. They have a much waxier look to the shell then chickens. They are wonderful little birds. I hav a trio and then I also have several young calls. If you have full size ducks you might want to keep a close eye on them, a drake will try and mate any hen even if they are the tiny calls. Call eggs take about 26 days to hatch compared to 30 to 35 for some of the full sized ducks. Good luck. Jenn
     
  3. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any mallard derrived duck breed(from calls to Pekins) take 26-27 days incubation, only breed of domestic duck that needs longer then that are muscovies.
     
  4. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
    I dont have other ducks but I do have chickens but they will be seperete
    can two males be kept together?
     
  5. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 males can be together but if you only have 1 hen you will have to separate a hen and drake. Dont keep 2 drakes with one hen or she will be bred constantly by both and could be hurt or die. Jenn
     
  6. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so you could have 2 drakes and 2 ducks together
     
  7. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would they be O.K. in -40 weather if they had four walls and a roof
    with no insalation or would they need a heat lamp.
     

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