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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Birch Run Farm, Apr 27, 2009.
My ducklings from Holderread's shipped tonight, should be here Wednesday.
how many? breed?
I ordered the Dutch Hook Bills, the SQ breedings so I only bought the minimum number. I can't wait to see them!
My muscovies are nesting too. One serious on the nest, the other is still collecting eggs but stays the night on her nest.
I was thinking of placing an order form there for some runners, anconas, and pilgrim geese!
let me know how it goes!
Hookbills are amazing, they're my favorite breed of duck!
Oh! How exciting! You have to post pictures as they grow! Holderread's gave me one a few years ago, but I only had that one. She was so calm and sweet though. I wish I had room to add some back to my flock.
What color eggs do yours lay?
I have heard this breed is nice and calm!
Quote:It's hard to tell - they've always run with my Campbells and Runners - so I get a really mixed batch of eggs every morning! I'm almost certain that they all lay very light blue eggs, about the same color as some of my Runners, since I seem to have more blue eggs during the Hookbill's shorter laying season. I also have light greenish eggs, and tan eggs (from the Runners) and white eggs (from the Campbells) - but, who really knows who lays what?
One day last summer, I chopped a bunch of excess tomatoes from the garden and fed them to the ducks, and I had orange-ish eggs for the next two days!
GOOD for you, I am waiting for my babies too from H. !!I had an alternate date , last week, this was supposed to be the shipping week (hadn't gotten email yet!) and next week the other alternate. I am getting 5 penciled runners and 3 Silver Appleyard minitures and 2 silky minitures. I didn't give a 2nd choice , and said "any " for shipping date, becasue I didn't have a 2nd choice.
My 4 Tufted Buff geese are a month old and stilll living in the garage( I had to make a bigger pen.) I take them out daily for grazing in dog yard- Looking the terreirs inside , who drool and bark thru the window)
We are making a Fort Knox Avaiary for everyone that can be divided with a day yard. It is a "Garage in a box" , we reinforced and added tin roof and I will fence with 2"2" Kennel wire. It is 12 X 20. Will post pics as soon as posssible...