hi from central florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by keldadog, May 2, 2009.

  1. keldadog

    keldadog Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, my husband and I have had ducks off and on over the last 10 years (only 5/6 at a time), and he'd just decided that he wanted some chickens when my friend asked if I'd raise some ducklings for her. Since I was getting my pen ready for chickens, I figured why not do the ducks first! We're now expecting 34 ducklings to arrive next Thursday or Friday and at the last minute, my friend ordered 6 turkeys. Oh well! I've never raised ducklings but have had ducks so I feel pretty good about that...but now the turkeys are throwing me big time! I had planned on keeping them in the same brooder but wonder if this will be possible because the ducks need 20% non medicated food. It'd be much easier to keep them together...at least at first!

    Any suggestions?

    And once the ducks/turkeys are gone, we're really looking forward to some chicks. My husband's grandfather always had chickens and he misses them a lot.

    Awfully glad to find this site....it's informative already!
     
  2. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    [​IMG] from Ohio!
     
  3. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from SE MO.
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    First - welcome!

    Second - I'd keep the turkeys & ducks separated, even if it's just with a mesh separator of some kind. The ducks are messy & many people have problems keeping the turkeys or chicks dry & comfortable enough.
     
  5. keldadog

    keldadog Out Of The Brooder

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    Oops...should also add, in addition to the soon to be arriving ducklings and turkeys, we have 2 children (girl - 7, boy - 2.5), 3 border collies (7, 2, and 1) one Polish Lowland Sheepdog (4), 2 cats, one hamster...and a cockatiel. Let's see....yes...that just about covers it! And it's a bit exciting around here!
     
  6. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

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    [​IMG] from North Carolina![​IMG]

    I think it would be hard, because the turkeys need the turkey starter, and this will kill the ducklings![​IMG]
     
  8. LilEmilysChknPen

    LilEmilysChknPen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello from Central florida too! I'm in Ocala. Where are you at?
     
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    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

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  10. keldadog

    keldadog Out Of The Brooder

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    We're very close! Just down the road a bit in Mount Dora, although technically in the county.
     

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