I Ordered Some Wood Ducks,i Ordered Some Wood Duuuuucks!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by redhotchick, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. redhotchick

    redhotchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok,I am dancin around the living room!!!! I just ordered a pair of Wood Ducks!!! Couldnt keep it in & had to tell yall!!! Any advise? I am gonna build them a pen this weekend & a nesting box.I plan on a kiddie pool,& a couple of trees for them to fly up in.I also plan on a huge flight cage for them soon.I just love the way they look & had to have a pair.My mom has ducks & I take care of them for her sometimes.Any other Wood Duck folks near Fort Worth TEXAS?
     
  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    We will need pictures as soon as you get them. Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I'm so jealous!! I would love to have wood ducks. They are truly stunning little birds. Enjoy them.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Congratulations they are beautiful, and of course we'll need to see pics of your new ones. [​IMG]
     
  5. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    AAAAHHHH!!! Congrats!!!
     
  6. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you order them from?

    I have a pair of 18 month old Woodies. I absolutely love mine!!

    Good luck!

    Laurie
     
  7. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Quote:Post pictures when you get them. Be sure your enclosure has small enough wire so they don't get caught or injured or escape. Chain link is too large and chicken wire can injure them if they fly into it wrong. Check your local and state laws too. Many places require you to ave a permit to keep them. Your DNR or Fish and Game would be who to ask.
     
  8. redhotchick

    redhotchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could'nt wait to tell yall! I'll post pics ASAP!! Im good on keeping them.I did not know about the type of wire.I will use a smaller hole welded wire for the walls.I plan on poultry netting on the roof. I was gonna make a nesting box,but now am gonna look for a log to hollow out. "My old man's a TV repair man,I CAN FIX IT!!" I want thier avairy to look as natural as possible. I had planned on a few trees for roosting & some type of plants on the ground.
     
  9. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    We seed with winter rye this time of year and have ferns,Mexican petunia, ornamental grass, palm trees and Hawaiian lea trees it the flight pens. We also have large oak stumps and branches set in the ground with Spanish moss hanging from them. There is also hollow half logs on the ground. We use cement mixing pans for them. Easy to dump and refill.
     
  10. redhotchick

    redhotchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well My Wood Ducks came last week & they are fine.I just finished my avairy & am going to release them inside soon.Here is my next question.What other birds can I keep in with them? I do not want to keep a lot,but was thinking about some jungle Fowl,pheasants, or?????? If its not a good idea,thats cool.My avairy is 16x16x8 for 1 pair of wood ducks. You see why I want something else in there.I'll get pics up tomorrow,I promise. Been cold & raining here.
     

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