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Considering two ducks...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mama2my4, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2012
    Julian, PA
    Ok, so I am brand new to chickens, but I am really wanting a few ducks, too. Just two. Can anyone recommend a nice breed for a newbie? I hope to raise them with the chicks. How do you keep them at home? Would they be happy in a run, or must they free-range? I am assuming a kiddie pool would be ok?

    Thanks all for your help and suggestions!

  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Cayuga ducks! Quieter than most other breeds, docile, gorgeous.
  3. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    I heart my Anconas.
    Am adding a Cayuga & two WH this spring.
    Careful. I wanted "just two" ducks last spring. By the time I got them it was 2, or 4...
  4. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2012
    Julian, PA
    lol. I hear you! My 6 chicks turned in to 11 in the brooder and 6 on order, lol!

    How are Cayuga and Anconas for eggs?
  5. Tahai

    Tahai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welsh harlequins! Good forager, excellent egg layers, reasonably calm, not overly noisy, and exceedingly pretty!
  6. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2011
    I have cayugas and anconas. The ancona has more of a runner stance and movement. The cayuga is lower to the ground and waddles. The ancona will lay more eggs. I love them both!!

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