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How do I tell the ducklings appart?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by xIndigoSkyx, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. xIndigoSkyx

    xIndigoSkyx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I'll have Pekins Rouens and Indian runners but I don't know how'll tell the ducklings or eggs apart!!!!! I knew pekins from Rouen eggs cause the rouens laid blue eggs and of course there not little yellow bundles of fuzzy sun. How am I going to do this? Even if I separated them I let them run free range and swim in the pond they'd still 'get it on' (giggle) in the pond. I know it's mean but I don't want mixed babies! If I actually wanna sell them I gotta separate them and keep them separated >.< HOW!? HELP ME!!! Issues. [​IMG] I have two chain link fence enclosures that are 16 ft by 8 ft... Hmm if I kept the runners in the winter shed and the rouens and pekins in the enclosures.... Let them out on different days... Mhhh... Your opinion?
     
  2. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I think most people who breed multiple breeds have breeding pens/ a way to separate the large pen for breeding.
    I only have Anconas, so I am not at all proficient, but I have read you keep them in their breeding units for 2 weeks before you collect & try to incubate eggs. Once you have all the wee ducklings you want, you let them run together again.
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    We have three duck runs that connect to a 16' long house divided into thirds inside. Each run is 6' wide x 24' long. Each day we rotate which run has it's gate open to allow that group to free range. Off breeding season everyone gets turned out together from geese to ducks.
     
  4. xIndigoSkyx

    xIndigoSkyx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I guess that's what I'll do then!
     

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