Hoping for a Successful Night!! (more PICS added)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bleenie, May 26, 2010.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I put up a small enclosure for the day pen for the baby ducks a couple days ago. They were out all day and really enjoyed the light showers. They finally wised up and moved under their house after a bit too, i was so happy. [​IMG] I moved all my younger babies back to the brooder, along with the goslings & new Pekin/Rouen babies. I decided to leave the 6 oldest babies(all around 1 month) in the coop/pen tonight... I put them all in the house with a heat light and they actually stayed!! they just cozied right into the warm straw. I am really hoping they stay in and i dont wake up to find icky wet ducks in the morning [​IMG] .

    I tried earlier today but Ms. Big Fatty insisted on 'roosting' in the doorway so no one else could get in/out. [​IMG]

    It's another warm night tonight so they should be fine, i just don't want them getting all wet again after they dried out or not being able to figure out the ramp is the way to the warm house. I had to leave the door open because the heat light would make it too warm, even with the vents.

    Fingers crossed for a successful night! [​IMG]


    The enclosure(with everyone in it)
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    Ms. Big Fatty!
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    Last edited: May 26, 2010
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Hope they do all stay inside for you...At least the weather there is starting to warm up..I have ducklings ...and more due in a few days,.... and a few weeks and heading into our winter I am beginning to wonder where i am going to put them to keep them all warm.
     
  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    So proud of my little monsters! They all stayed in all night and when i checked on them again this morning they were under the house staying dry..until they saw me anyway [​IMG]

    so proud! [​IMG]
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I got a few more pics of them hanigng out in the hosue & under it. I don't think i have to worry about soggy ducks anymore, they're smarter than i thought! [​IMG]


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    Blue Fawn & Chocolate Ducklets with Blue Fawn Drakelet
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    Black, Silver, Blue Fawn Ducklets
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    Last edited: May 26, 2010
  6. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    I hope i get some better colors out of my mix color eggs - so far only my black hen has hatched me out anything and all hers were crossed with my black drake.
     
  7. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    all the babies in the batch pictured & the ones a little younger were full of color. the tiny babies that i found with mommas in the coop were only blues & blacks with 1 chocolate...

    I had to take a hens eggs away and give her new ones because they went bad (dumb girls fighting over nests!). hopefully i might get another silver. I have one in the younger batch but its a boy [​IMG]
     
  8. theron

    theron Theron's Fowl Farm

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    how do you know if they are males or females?
     
  9. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    There's a very obvious size difference already, that's how i can tell males from females. I will try and get a picture today of 2 of them together [​IMG] It's always easier when you're familiar with the birds though.
     
  10. theron

    theron Theron's Fowl Farm

    Nov 15, 2009
    Midland, MI
    well i have four ducklings that i cant tell the sex of. I posted in the muscovy owners topic but nobody answered. Would you mind sexing these ducklings:
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    i got an aerial shot so you can see the size difference. The top left one is 4 days older than the rest that is why there is a really big size difference. Can I also assume that the ducklings that are feathering out faster are females?
     

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