I JUST GOT ME SOME DUCKS! (need help)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by master mallard, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. master mallard

    master mallard New Egg

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    Hi there! [​IMG] I am master mallard and I love ducks i just got some and there so squeaky and they they bit me. :) So right when they get home should I put them in a box (indoor) and but a heat lamp over them?
    Thanks!
     
  2. DonaldFan

    DonaldFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out that link that Tahai posted. As for the biting they will get calmer as you handle them more.
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, put them in a box with a heat lamp. Try to make sure you have it at the right temperature. They will tell you when they are too hot or to cold. If it too hot, then they will avoid the light. If it is to cold, they will all huddle towards it.
     
  5. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your new ducks; wishing you lots of happy quacking times ahead [​IMG]
     
  6. GosfieldAcres

    GosfieldAcres Out Of The Brooder

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    We put our new duckies in a big rubbermaid bin as they soak through a cardboard box very quickly! But I'm sure you've discovered that already.
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Enjoy!

    Please read all that you can on the forum about raising ducklings . . . watch them closely, because they can be sick or injured quickly. They can suffer if their brooder is too hot, too cold, too wet.

    We would love to hear back from you how it's going. No question is too unimportant for you to ask.

    And, if you can upload pictures, that would be wonderful!
     

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