Here are the Ducklings!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bantymum, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. Well she hatched out 14. all very healthy.
    The daddy duck was in the run with them and when mumma went to take them for their first swim he threw a duckling into the water which gave a new meaning to "being thrown in the deep end" anyhow I evicted him from the run and he isnt going back in until they grow!
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Oh my GOODNESS!! They are soooo tiny!! Lookie at the cuteness!! Thanks for shareing the pic! Mean old daddy duck! LOL
  3. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Congrats on the babies, they are so cute [​IMG]
  4. Just wondering, i havent noticed them eating alot.
    Ive got a saucer with dry turkey starter and a saucer with the same but wetted with water. also a bowl of chicken mix for mumma, and some bits of bread in the water, weeds and grass bits thrown into pond too. anything else that they would go ape over. Help
  5. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Songster

    Jul 27, 2007
    Yeah--my goosies ate SO MUCH when they were little. It's because they grow so much faster than chickens. I presume this is similar to ducks.

    Mine really liked the starter dry; not sure why, and then they would go soak their heads in the water--or they like it sopping wet (literally pools of water in the middle). I don't think they start to eat grass until they are about a week old, and after that it has to be cut up really short

    They're so cute! Post more pics! [​IMG]
  6. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Songster

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Mum.... CONGRATS!!!!!!! They are just so adorable!!! I am so much looking forward to next year and having some new babies myself!!!

    Wierd question, could the one that daddy duck threw in the water have been a drake? Just a thought. But I agree... mean ol daddy
  7. Yes I would say that he was a drake, he only tried to grab 2 so hopefully there are only 2 drakes!!!
    He didnt injure them, thank goodness.
    He is definately staying outside the run, he has his own swimming pool!

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