I see why people call them yucklings :( (question page 2)

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ticks, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    My 4 new baby ducks are the biggest pigs ever. They drink more and smell worse than 26 pheasant did. They seem to like the wet brooder, but I don't so I change it. I put them on pine shavings today hopefully that absorbs a little bit more then paper towels.
     
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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Try puppy pee pads...that what I use for my ducklings. You still have to change them, but they absorb a lot of the mess.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You would be better off during the day to give them a place in the grass in a wire pen on sunny hot days.

    I save the brooder and shavings for when I bring them in at night.

    By 4 weeks since the weather is really warming up you can put them outdoors in a closed run with shelter.
     
  4. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I don't know where I could get some. I am not sure I could get my parents to get some for me either. [​IMG]
     
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:I will, it has been really rainy and stormy here.
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:They have them at Walmart in the pet section. They don't cost that much. offer to do some chores in return for them.
     
  7. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I will check it out.
     
  8. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I can't wait to get them outside!
     
  9. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I put mine in a portable wire rabbit cage with a towel in it to protect their feet. Then I put the cage on blocks in the shower. We have a hand held shower and I would periodically spray all the stuff down the drain. Made life a bit easier. They are poop machines.

    Like MissPrissy said, put them out during the day.
     
  10. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Even though they are only a few days old.
     
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