help need the good bad and ugly about owning pet Pekin ducks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ckoyczan, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. ckoyczan

    ckoyczan Hatching

    Apr 18, 2016
    I am 99% sure I want to get 2 Pekin ducklings I have been reading alot on them. I have a 2 year old kid and a 4 year old kid I have a pretty big enclosed dog run (no dog) and an attached dog house (can convert to something for ducks) I NEED to know the good bad and ugly about owning these ducks I live in Canada I want them to be inside outside ducks I need to know pice of diappers/food for them. I want to get them so bad but I like i Said I just need to read alot more information even tho I feel like i have read so much already! Ahh just someone help
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    N F C has already given links to the forums that can give you some help in your decision.

    You can also try to connect with folks in your area by posting under the "where am I, where are you" forum to question specific needs with your weather there.

    Good luck with your planning, hope it works out to start your new adventure.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. ckoyczan

    ckoyczan Hatching

    Apr 18, 2016
    We r getting our two ducklings tomorrow I am super excited what are the first things I will need for them? Also i don't understand how to use this site so if any one has answeres for me please message me on here please
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. The best I can suggest is to post questions on the "Duck thread." put that in the search and it will pop up for you. Also I think you will learn a lot and get good advice from "people with house ducks," thread. They could tell you all about diapers, costs, etc. Of course as they grow they will needed Bigger diapers and it can be a real nuisance changing them. Ducks poop a lot and are capable of propelling it in all directions up and down, etc. They also love/need water and enjoy splashing it everywhere. None the less a lot of people do keep ducks as housepets.

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