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Holy crap. I got ducks (and tiny chicks, too.)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KougleMom, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. KougleMom

    KougleMom Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!
    I was a dummy (or maybe I'm just that cool!) and went to a poultry swap and of course came home with more animals. I got some baby chicks and I got some ducks! These are my first ducks ever and I am looking for any advice or info you think is important. I believe they are muscoveys, there are 3 of them, I'm told they are 1 boy and 2 girls. I did not take pics yet but I promise to post them when I do. Please overwhelm me with anything I need to know! Thank you!
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check out the duck stickies - lots of good info in there
     
  3. DuckMadness

    DuckMadness Out Of The Brooder

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    Duckling forum? I ask cause I am too a new duck owner and am looking for as much advice possible.
     
  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Batduck46

    Batduck46 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the ducklings! Yes, pictures are a must!!! (I mean, who doesn't show off their newest family members?!) Oh, also check out the threads @TLWR recommended. They are really helpful
     
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    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    @Miss Lydia
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  8. KougleMom

    KougleMom Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a pic of the newbies! They are fast little scooters, aren't they!?! And they took themselves for a walk down the street as well. We're told that the one closest in in the picture, with the white chest, is the drake. Still unnamed at this time. I am so excited to have gotten ducks!



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    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    No picture?....:(
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @KougleMom they need some kind of fencing for their own protection stray dogs [even our own dogs] foxes coyotes raccoon weasel all love duck dinner also hawks and owls will dine on them. And this is just naming a few predators.
     

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