Incubating for first time?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Welshies, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are 0 purebred ducklings where I live. So I thought maybe I should just buy hatching eggs and try to hatch some myself. Even though I hate the thought of waiting a MONTH! Ugh!
    And I don't even have an incubator right now!
    Should I try for hatching eggs or maybe order some ducks in? Or just wait and keep an eye out?
     
  2. Elky

    Elky Out Of The Brooder

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    If I were you and I wanted some pure bred ducks I would get a incubator and buy some eggs from a reliable source.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Lots of pure breeds for sale closer to Edmonton. Contact Duckopolis. Trent Smith. You wont need to wait and wont get more Drakes you do not need. Also Kijiji...?Facebook?
     
  4. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kijiji... basically canadian eBay.

    And no, that's 7 hours away from me. :p
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Trent ships Ducklings...
     
  6. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes but that's close to $160 in shipping and handling.... no thanks I say!
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Kijiji is actually good...I buy and sell all my animals that way. Not Canadian ebay. Sorry you had no luck...

    Best wishes.
     
  8. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually- huge coincedence!
    Some pure Appleyard and WH ducklings near me (waiting for a response hesitantly)
    Also 2 WH crosses and 4 pure welshes... very hesitnt on these.
     
  9. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Why be so sceptical? I have what I bought. No one ripped me off. Congrats! Go see the birds! Down here people sell pure and crosses.
    Let me know what you found!?
     
  10. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am skeptical because someone ripped me off with my first ducks. Said they were pure Rouens, and the parents were mixed breeds. :/
    But! I found the CUTEST little ducklings ever, and I'm getting 8 of them. They're purebred Silver Appleyard and Welsh Harlequin. Picking them up on Sunday!
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    Although, @chickens really do you know what the differences are between Silver Appleyard and Welsh Harlequin ducklings?
     

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