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dutch hookbill ducks-iniana

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by norm65, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. norm65

    norm65 In the Brooder

    Dec 1, 2008
    Petersburg, ind.
    Has anybody ever had dutch hookbill ducks? Are they any harder to raise than the other breeds of ducks. I ordered 10 of them from Holderread and due to arrive May 6. Norman

  2. raindrop

    raindrop Songster

    Feb 10, 2008
    Western Oregon
    I raised 6 Dutch Hookbill ducklings from Holderread's last spring. I picked 6 of them up from his place. One died at 3 days old, just never seemed to start eating (I have had chicks do the same thing). The others thrived. I have never raised ducklings before so I don't know how they compare to other breeds, but 5 of the 6 were active and inquisitive right from the start. Have fun with them! I ended up with them after he sold out of the Appleyards. I got 2 drakes and 3 hens, one of the hens was a Dusky, all the rest were Bibbed.

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