first time duck and goose owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by goingducks, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. goingducks

    goingducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! Im from Paso Robles Ca. Just bought a baby boy duck a crested runner and a girl Brown Chinese Goose they are about 2 weeks old. I read all about how to raise them but i did not get info on the kind of geese and ducks i wanted. To be honest i just picked two that i liked. I have heard that it is cruel to only have one brown chinese goose but she loves the duck so much she cries whenever we pick him up and she can't see him and follows him around everywhere. I'm hoping they will be a good pair. I just want them as pets not to breed. I also heard a few bad things about the crested runners and how they can have defects. I notice that my duck had one of his legs stretched out behind him a couple times is that normal? Thanks!!
     
  2. liz9910

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  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG].

    1. Are the birds in your avatar the new birds?

    2. It might work out as babies but when they get older they will probably prefer the company of the same species much more.

    3. That's normal
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. goingducks

    goingducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes the avatar are them the yellow one is the crested runner a boy and the brown one is the goose
     
  7. goingducks

    goingducks Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you all for the welcome!!
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Those are both ducks. I've raised plenty of Brown Chinese Geese and they look much different as babies.
     
  9. goingducks

    goingducks Out Of The Brooder

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    really wow! Well like i said i have never owned either before we seen the picture of the grown goose and asked for one of those babies. I guess they didnt know what the baby look like! What kind of duck do you think it is??
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It appears to be a Mallard but a close up will help me be for sure. It could be a Rouen but I only see one eye stripe.
     

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