Campbell ducks (UK) -help from ducks keepers requested

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  1. PatMarchand

    PatMarchand Out Of The Brooder

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    I have adopted 2 campbell ducks (not ducklings), I live in the UK.

    I was told, they were easy to keep... etc....
    I have kept them since the end of August 2014 (now december 2014).

    Food

    I have purchased and tried various pellets (starter, crumbs, layer, chicken ones,...) but they are still not eating them.
    Tried mixed duck seeds, including a mix of corns for poultry, but they are not eating them neither...
    All what they seem to eat are cooked vegetables and salads.

    Any suggestions to what type of food I am supposed to give them would be well received.

    Habitat

    I have a large wooden shed where I put straw, this is where I push them at night. However it is now gone very cold and the 1st thing they do when I open the door of their shed is to take refuge in my back room near the radiator.
    I thought ducks were ok with the cold.

    Pond

    Before the cold spell they spent their day on the pond, but now it is cold they ignore it prefering spending the day... in my back room near the radiator.

    Yes I know, my ducks do not like the cold, but is this unusual? I have put warm water in their pond but they still prefer the central heating inside.

    It it 5 degrees c. so not yet freezing.... I am worried because they are not spending their days outside as they should be.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C Happy T-Day! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I'm a chicken person but maybe the resident duck keeper experts under the duck thread will be able to help you with your questions. You can find them here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Good luck with them and nice to have you join!
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    So pleased you could join the flock! Hope you find the answers to your questions over in the duck section. Good luck with your ducks and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Sorry, I know very little about ducks. I'd definitely post in the Ducks section.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes, definitely post in our ducks section to chat with those duck experts. Enjoy your babies and welcome to our flock!
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  7. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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  8. PatMarchand

    PatMarchand Out Of The Brooder

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    Just posted same onto the ducks category.
    Thanks
    Pat
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  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I don't know much about ducks, but I'm sure members in the duck section would love to help.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks (although I've had a few), but I have to admit that ducklings are the ultimate in cute. Definitely post on our duck link that NorthFlChick left with you and take advantage of our experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your ducks.
     

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