Ducks and fishies???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MatthewsHomestead, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. MatthewsHomestead

    MatthewsHomestead Free Ranging

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    So.... Being new to raising ducks, and following @New2DuckyDoodles and her thread "what the ducky is this" raised some questions.... How the duck do I train my ducklings to eat fish? How often can they have them? How old do they need to be before giving them the little watery critters? And if I don't have a pond, where is the best place to source some for a pond?
    So much going on in my head. Trying to plan a run that includes a pond but trying overcome the "poo settles at the bottom causing problems" hurdle. What is the best type of pond setup so that I can naturally provide little fish without a lot of space to do so. I can afford a run that is up to 18x30?
    Mostly just want to have my head wrapped around it all so we can officially start their build....
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I use kiddie pools..Feeder Goldfish sometimes..They gobble them so fast you think you dreamt putting them in the pool..
    Kiddie pools are easy because Ducks poop nonstop..
     
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    Can you use duck poo in the garden or is it bad for plants like chicken poo? We talked about a drainage spout to water the garden with....
     
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    So feeder fish are cool? At what age can you start giving those to them?
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I water my plants with the kiddie pool water..
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    3 weeks or younger?..Mine eat frogs in the summer too.
    Drop peas in the water to teach them to dive for food. They chase anything..
     
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    Duck manure is the only one you can use fresh on plants. So your garden will love you!
     
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    Yay! This is awesome!!!! I will start with my 4 older ones first to see how it goes! They are about 6weeks. And omg these babies grow like super fast. Faster than fast. Like weeds but faster. Haha. It took me by surprise!
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Ready for Fish..Seriously They gobble them quickly..
     
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    These are my newest babies! I inherited the two oddballs from TSC as they were weak on arrival. Any idea what the spotty one is? IMG_20180330_091744.jpg IMG_20180330_094512.jpg IMG_20180330_091801.jpg IMG_20180330_091510.jpg IMG_20180330_091744.jpg IMG_20180330_094512.jpg IMG_20180330_091801.jpg IMG_20180330_091510.jpg IMG_20180330_091140.jpg IMG_20180330_085953.jpg IMG_20180330_085831.jpg IMG_20180330_085552.jpg IMG_20180330_082310.jpg
     

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