Hatching Ducklings in the Spring

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mercy2011, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. mercy2011

    mercy2011 New Egg

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    Hi guys!

    I am new to this. But I will be hatching ducklings in the spring time. My question is, where can you get pekin duck eggs in michigan?? What kind of coop? I was thinking a chicken coop with wire fencing?
     
  2. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your (soon to be) new duckies!! You will love them! I would suggest doing a search on BYC for "duck pens", to get lots of great ideas on what yours could/should look like. I would also visit the "predators and pests" threads to get an idea of what coons, fox, dogs and other predators can do. Your coop is only as good as what it can keep out!

    As for where to buy Pekins, do you have a Tractor Supply or feed store near you? They will usually get shipments in the spring. Also there are a number of hatcheries that you could purchase from, depending on how many you want..
    Do a google search on "chicken hatcheries" and a number of them will come up that also sell ducks.

    What state are you located in?

    And [​IMG] !!!! You sure found the right website to learn about your future fluffy butts!
     
  3. mercy2011

    mercy2011 New Egg

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    I live in michigan. I will definetly call my tractor supplies store... Going to reaad.
     
  4. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just read that you want to hatch them. If you want to do that, check ebay or the BYC auction for hatching eggs. FYI! :)
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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