Goslings outside, Ducklings at 6 days old (pics)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by raindrop, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pilgrims outside for the first time!
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    Super Duckling!
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    They are starting to look like little Hookbills.
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    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Very cute! Your geese will love being able to graze on fresh grass.
     
  3. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh YAY- update pics! I was actually thinking about your hookbills last night...looking good! [​IMG]
     
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I have like 30-40 out on grass right now. There was one goose (a Pilgrim x Tufted Roman) who just kept herding them whenever they got near the edge of their electric netting pen. She was trying to reach in through the netting to groom them and just sat next to them all day. We finally let her in with them and she is now called "Super Mom". To see her with all those babies following her around is hysterical. I should try to get photos when it stops raining.
     
  5. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would love to see pictures! She sure is up for a challenge. How old are they now? I really want to let mine out more, but it is only 60 degrees or so. They didn't seem cold at all for the 30 minutes they were out, but I don't want to get them sick or weakened. Supposed to be warmer tomorrow.
     
  6. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    It's more the night temperature you need to worry about. Anything under 40 degrees and ensure tehy have a heat lamp which covers them all.

    The ones on grass are anywhere from 2-6 weeks old. I hatch every Sunday, so all my crops are mixed age. It's totally different from buying day olds where everything is uniform size and age.
     
  7. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    SUPER DUCLING!!!
     
  8. deeszoo

    deeszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Hookbills seem like such interesting ducks!

    DeAnna
     

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