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East Indie Ducks???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by my silkie is a new mum, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. my silkie is a new mum

    my silkie is a new mum In the Brooder

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    I have been interested in getting some east indie ducks some time soon. Does anyone have good experience with them??? I want a duck that will lay lots of oddly colored eggs!!
     

  2. giffy

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    I have been raising them for a while, much like all the domestic bantam breeds they are easy keepers. Body is more sleek, racy then Calls, a little larger although the push is to get them smaller. Ideal bird has the green sheen feathering with little/no brown or white. As they begin to age, they will get white feathering.

    As for eggs, they range from grey color to a dirty dark grey. They are seasonal layers (breeding season). Like Call ducks they are good fliers.

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  3. my silkie is a new mum

    my silkie is a new mum In the Brooder

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    Oh my!! Your ducks are beautiful!! I would love to have some, but, I fear they might fly away or get eaten by my doggies!! What do you guys do?
     
  4. omg Giffy , These are Gorgeous ! Def have to get some of these in near future.Plz let me know when you have hatching eggs or babies 4 sale
    Thanx
    Fay
     
  5. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    I have 2 East Indie ducklings

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    They're still so small...
     
  6. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    Oh My what beautiful birds [​IMG]
     
  7. my silkie is a new mum

    my silkie is a new mum In the Brooder

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    Do you keep ya'lls in a covered pen, or do you keep them clipped?
    When they get older?
     

  8. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Songster

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    Colorado
    Oh Giffy,

    Your farm is lovely. Why haven't I ever visited your website before?
    I love that extended aviary you have. How long is it?
     
  9. giffy

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    I have them in a large fenced in area without overhead netting. Like Calls, they can fly but if they go over the fence they always look for a way to get back with their buddies. If I have one that seems to have a habit of flying over, I clip the primaries on one wing.

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  10. giffy

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    Quote:The cold frame portion is about 14' x 32' x 7' high.

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