duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Cheeks, May 24, 2007.

  1. Cheeks

    Cheeks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im thinking about getting a duckling, maybe a gosling, but i cant find any hatcheries that ship in small numbers.
    do you guys know of any?

    ( i dont have any feed stores that ive found that sell ducks/chicks/goslings )
     
  2. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    We just order from Cackle Hatchery and only ordered 2 ducklings along with some goslings. I think the only hatchery that will send out a few is Ideal in Texas. Ours will here on June 15. Can't wait. Micki
     
  3. Cheeks

    Cheeks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would it be alright if i only got one gosling?
    it would get lots of attention from me and the girls too, but would he/she need another goose? are they more comfortable in pairs?
     
  4. mlheran

    mlheran Chillin' With My Peeps

    I like Ideal -of course I've only had one breed of duck from them, but all the others from Ideal at the feed store looked nice and healthy. I have to say though, no matter if you get geese or ducks you should at least get two. For one, they are flock/herd animals and like to be with their own. And secondly, because they are so fragile you may lose one or two.

    Also, geese are a lot bigger than ducks, louder, and more prone to chasing and biting -especially kids. There are some good books and online resources that might help in your decision making, just do a little googling. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    We just got ours yesterday from a swap meet near here. We got some from an Amish family who were there selling lots of ducks/ducklings. You might look under the title swap meets here on BYC and see if you can find a meet close to you?
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