Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tilly, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. Tilly

    Tilly Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi my DH has been nagging me to get some ducks [​IMG] not hard to twist my arm hehe
    But I have a few questions first

    1. How do shipped duck eggs go do they have a good hatching rate. I would like at least 4 ducks so how many eggs would be best to try and insure that. Dont mind any extras that hatch [​IMG]

    2. Can all the ducklings (ducks and drakes) live harmoniously if raised together?
    If so what breeds are best for this (temperament)

    3. Might be a strange question but do ducks cross breed like chickens?

    Thanks
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator~~~ BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    Quote:Just go get some ducks. [​IMG]
     
  3. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    Personally, I would order from a hatchery if you don't have prior hatching experience. Then try to hatch some eggs from those. Ducks ARE very messy, so be prepared! (If you don't want a lot of them there are a couple hatcheries that let you buy based on minumim purchase price, not minimum quantity. I think Ideal has a min of $20....
     
  4. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Tilly

    Tilly Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the replies [​IMG]
    Maybe just buying some would be better. Then I dont get drakes either [​IMG]
    Threeboyschicks - they are gorgeous, I especially love the brown muscovies!!!

    Thanks
     

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