first time duck owner

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MollyDora, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. MollyDora

    MollyDora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everybody,

    we've finally made our dream come true and got some ducks, we have one Pekin and 2 Cayuga.

    The Hatchery told us that we can just keep the ducks with the chicks and it took us a whole 30 minutes watching them that that is just not a good idea, they were really picking on each other, so we went a head and built a little duckling brooder for the duckies only.

    that milkjug in the brooder is something I read on here, I cut holes in it towards the bottom so they can stick their heads in it and dunk.
    They also have a regular waterer.

    Any tips and tricks are appreciated.

    I tried the brooderlamp on several different levels and the way it's set now it's 95 degrees on the bottomlevel.

    we named the Pekin Butterball, the Cayugas don't have names yet.

    Thank you!!!

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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Congrats on the babies! [​IMG]
     
  3. MollyDora

    MollyDora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they grow sooo fast, not even 2 weeks later and they got huge, but they all like the water now and are less shy of us.
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  4. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks do grow really fast and like to make messes. But they sure are cute.
     
  5. duckboy123

    duckboy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    my first ducks i thought had been given medication or something they grew so quick
     
  6. BarredRockGirls

    BarredRockGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i cant wait to get my babies! they come in a week! yay . congrats !
     
  7. michellers

    michellers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two girls should be here Wednesday. I am so excited too!
     
  8. MollyDora

    MollyDora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we just built a new and improved brooder for the duckies, a little bit more room for them too.

    and here it is: and my golden retriever once again prooves that she has not a clue she's a bird dog!

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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  10. BarredRockGirls

    BarredRockGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    only 3 days till my pekins come yay! and i have a golden male too ! he has yet to see my 15 - 4 week old chicks lol i wonder what hell do w 15 chicks ANd 4 ducks haha like Bird overload [​IMG]
     

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