I picked up some Pekin ducklings!! PICS

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  1. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just have to break the news to the hubby.

    I found a local that breeds Pekin and owns a feed store. He has about 15 now. I was going back in forth between ordering from Metzer Farms (who I LOVE) or finding local because I didn't really want 10 (and it costs the same to get 5).

    I'm hoping that one of my mommas will take to them. [​IMG] But I'm prepared to brood them. I'm planning on breeding some of my young Muscovy drakes with the Pekin hens to get faster growing meat birds.

    Yay!! SO excited.

    I must add that I found a local group on Facebook via the Alabama thread here on BYC that allows locals to get together and talk poultry, waterfowl etc.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    michellers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!
     
  4. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're here!! I got 6. I've always had bad luck with 5(4 boys 1 girl, twice)

    on the way home.

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    Sadly, Muscovy momma didn't want them. She didn't want ME to touch them but she didn't want them with her and her babies either. I set them up in the coop so the others can see them. Here's hoping for at least 4 girls!
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