I bought some battered ducks. Need to rehab!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Aust1227, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. Aust1227

    Aust1227 Out Of The Brooder

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    I found a gaggle of 25 Pekin ducks on craigslist for $150. I figured that was a great deal! So we drove out last night to pick them up. They are approx 13 weeks old (easter ducks)..

    Ugh..

    They are battered, brown, and small. Poor critters. I will post some pictures later of my pekins side by side with a few of the "new" ducks.

    I plan to give them plenty of water, sunshine, and fresh locally ground 21% protien mash.

    How soon can I expect their down to come back in? Will their growth be forever stunted? Will their egg laying be delayed?

    I don't have much experience with battered ducks!
     
  2. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. Just subscribing.
    I have one slightly smaller duck that is my favorite but I worry she needs to be bigger so I want to see if someone mentions a way to aid in growth. :)
     
  3. Aust1227

    Aust1227 Out Of The Brooder

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    You can see the big snow white ducks in both pictures. They are the "control" group, they are teh same age as the new little battered pekins.

    Front right e next pic.
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    Back left in the below pic..
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    Last edited: Jun 24, 2016

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