Cuteness overload

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by designbyaleks, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. designbyaleks

    designbyaleks In the Brooder

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    Just wanted to share a few pictures of our four ducklings - now over 3 weeks old. These were supposed to be khaki campbells and at this point we have serious doubts whether any of them are in fact that ... probably rouens or some mix of all sorts. One of them has already started quacking a bit, and we have relocated them to a newly built coop outside just yesterday - they seem quite content. They are also free-ranging almost the entire day now, with access to food and water at all times none-the-less. The dogs are also getting quite comfortable around them - all around good success!

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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    :love Great pictures!
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Beautiful!
     
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  4. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    Lovely pictures. I see one Rouen. One Cayuga or Runner, the others I can’t guess
     
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  5. Kayla's Lunch

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    Oh how cute!
     
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  6. designbyaleks

    designbyaleks In the Brooder

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    Thank you! Once they are full adults, would you be able to help me ID them all?
     
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  7. Duckworth

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    They are adorable. My dogs are fine as long as the ducks are behind hardware cloth and seem to understand that they are to protect them from predators. But, they killed one of our neighbor’s chickens that got into our yard so fast that I couldn’t stop them. Their small prey instinct can kick in unexpectedly. I hope that things continue to go well with your dogs and ducks. In our area, airborne predators like hawks, owls, and eagles are too big a hazard to allow ducklings or even ducks out from under cover, so ours have to stay in their covered enclosure.

    Your sure are cute.
     
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  8. designbyaleks

    designbyaleks In the Brooder

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    Always under supervision - both for the dogs and the wild predators (though not too many things can swoop from the sky in our relatively closed-in landscaping!
     
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  9. designbyaleks

    designbyaleks In the Brooder

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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Three females to one drake would be best if you want to keep a drake. They sure are pretty! Love it when that little bit of baby fuzz hangs on. :love
     
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