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Fulvous Tree Ducks Questions

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by DancingWthDucks, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    I've been intrested in Ornamental waterfowl for some time, and I've come across 6 Fulvous/Blonde Tree duck hatching eggs for sale. I'm struggling to find much infomation about them. A few questions:
    -I've got a reliable broody Silkie x Polish hen which I could try hatching the eggs under. Has anyone had any success with hatching ornamental waterfowl under a chicken?
    -Are the ducklings okay eating organic waterfowl starter?

    Any info advice, or pictures of your aivery/pen anyone could give me would be really appreciated.
     
  2. SergeantSniffle

    SergeantSniffle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A good broody hen will definitely hatch the eggs for you, and they'd do good on that feed. I might get some mallard ducklings about a week before they hatch, as sometimes non domestic waterfowl are hard to convince to eat, and mallards eat readily and thus will show the others what to do.
     
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