First time having ducks (anything i need to know)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nick10atl, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. nick10atl

    nick10atl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 ducks and this is my first time having these and i was just wonder if there anything i need to know about them like special needs .. feed.. do they need to have water to sit in? i know pretty much nothing so anthing will be greatly appreciated !!
    Thanks alot
     
  2. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they ducks or ducklings? If they are babies they will need starter food.

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  3. nick10atl

    nick10atl Out Of The Brooder

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    baby ducks .. i guess thats what ducklings means.. but they are about 4 days old.
     
  4. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heat lamp water and starter food for chicks/ducks not medicated!!! They will eat,drink,poop and make a mess 24/7....Here are my babies 2 weeks old....

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  5. Giddyup

    Giddyup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure they have lots of water, they waste a lot too. But, they can choke if they have food and no water.

    I would keep the water shallow and easy to get out of for young ducklings. When they figure it out it can get deeper.

    Starter food, I would wait to add grit or any other food.

    congrats!
     
  6. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want to follow some ducks from day one, go to my website and I've blogged about my ducks from the day I got them. Scroll to the very beginning. They are about 7 weeks old now. Lots of fun! Enjoy your ducks!
     
  7. nick10atl

    nick10atl Out Of The Brooder

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    okay kool thanks for all your help everyone!
     
  8. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think everyone else pretty much covered what they will need. Starter (grower )feed. Clean bedding, a safe place, a heat light, water (make sure they don't get a chill from being too wet. (the water should be only deep enough so they can still stand up in the water.)

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    This website also has good info for you http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/Ducks/BRKDucks.html
     

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