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Countdown to Ducklings! [a Journal]

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by askem, May 22, 2018.

  1. askem

    askem Chirping

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    Hello everyone! TODAY IS THE DAY! I get to go pick up my two baby ducklings this afternoon, and begin my journey in all of this!

    I'm so excited, I've been thinking about my babies non-stop for days now. :wee

    Here is the tub that they will be in to start:

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    I did move the light down lower using a piece of wood over the top of the bin, since the temps were only hitting 80 degrees where the light was in this picture.

    I am tentatively naming them Quackers and Crackers for now, but as they grow and their gender/personality comes out more, I will have a more definitive name for both of them. (Crossing my fingers for two females!)

    I am so excited to share their growth here, that I decided to go ahead and make a journal thread for it. That's where you are right now!

    T-Minus 6 hours until I pick up my little ones and my life changes forever! :celebrate
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    I am so excited for you!
     
  3. ViolinPlayer123

    ViolinPlayer123 Crossing the Road

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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma Premium Member

    These make for better water containers for Ducklings..They need to clean nares and eyes multiple times a day...less mess too..Plus feed in a bowl. I start all Ducklings also with a bowl of wet soupy feed. I provide the dry separate. IMG_0239.JPG IMG_0227.JPG
     
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  5. askem

    askem Chirping

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    Thanks! So I should get rid of the feeder and switch to just a bowl?

    Will they be unable to clean with the water bowl I have in there now? I don't have any empty containers right now that I could cut up like that for water, but I'm sure I could get some in a few days when we finish off our cottage cheese.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    I start mine off with what you have, so don't worry too much right now. :hugs
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma Premium Member

    Put your cottage cheese in a different container..I start with the smaller flat containers and move up as they grow.
    Yes. A small cat dish for feed works great.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    @askem , what type(s) of ducklings are you getting?
     
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    askem Chirping

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    Two Pekins :) I'm in Florida so they're the only legal types. In a few months/year or so we're moving to Arizona and I hope to get some Cayuga's!
     
  10. happy duck

    happy duck Crowing

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    Hope you have a good time with your babies!!!
     
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