Duck Breed Focus - Indian Runner

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sumi, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. jducour

    jducour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love this breed! 3 of my 8 ducks are Indian Runners - 3 different colors. I will post pictures later today!

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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    @Bigwig I have about 100 square feet for my nine Runners, 4 Buffs, and one mini-Cayuga. Since we get socked in with extreme weather from time to time, I like having some space for them to be content even when we have to stay in.
     
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  3. Jarrod32

    Jarrod32 New Egg

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    We have runners. We got a runner pair with some random ducks that we bought last spring, a year and a half ago. This past spring the hen was intent on sitting on her eggs, so we let her. Runners are not known as "good parents", but this one did a good job...

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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    What precious pics, thanks for sharing.
     
  5. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 True BYC Addict

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    Runners seem so cute. At first I thought the upright stance was a little weird or creepy but it's pretty cute. Although I've heard they're more skittish? When I get ducks I'm thinking it will probably be Swedish and Welsh Harlequin but maybe one day I'll get Runners. That won't be for a while because we're getting our first chickens the end of this month and I heard ducks are louder, more messy, and more smelly? One day though.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    Since this thread will be on going with most domestic ducks breeds you'll be able to see pics and read what folks like about the breeds they have chosen and when your ready you'll know all there is to know about ducks, then first hand experience goes along way too. Yes ducks are loud at times, messy and can smell but they are worth it. Just makes you clean up after them more often. [​IMG] Kind of like a 2yr old. with feathers.
     
  7. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 True BYC Addict

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    I'm definitely looking forward to that. :) I've been loving the chicken breed focuses even though I already know the breeds I'm getting so I'm sure the duck one will be great. But oh that makes sense. :) I don't think I'd mind cleaning up more, especially given how cute they are and eating the bugs and stuff.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

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  9. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 True BYC Addict

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    They seem highly entertaining to me lol

    If I did get them, how many do you think I should get? I've heard they're happier with a trio or at least a mate of the same breed? Don't know if that's true or not
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    Never a good idea to get just one duckling 2 or more is best then they have one of their own kind to grow up with. Alot of members have different breeds together it just is up to you how you do it. And if you want eggs only then all females if you want ducklings then you'll need at least 1 drake.
     

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