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Introducing Quackers!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mangus580, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. mangus580

    mangus580 Out Of The Brooder

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    I finally got a duck this past weekend... have wanted one since we started with chickens. The wife has already figured out you cant 'have just one' [​IMG]

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    And a video of her enjoying her new 'pond'

     
  2. mangus580

    mangus580 Out Of The Brooder

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    Forgot to mention.... She is a Khaki Campbell, about 10 weeks old.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quackers is adorable! Such a loving face! Thanks so much for sharing the photos!
     
  4. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Adorable! i love the colour!
     
  6. homesteadinmama

    homesteadinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful! Gotta get another [​IMG]
     
  7. mangus580

    mangus580 Out Of The Brooder

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    We plan to get more, but want to set up their pond and 'duck habitat' first.
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I had a khaki hen that HATED squirrels. She was awesome and would chase them all out of HER yard. I miss Janet [​IMG]
     
  9. mangus580

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    Quote:I am guessing that the squirrels will avoid my flock - as I am now trying to keep them contained. We have lost a few chickens this year - presumably to a fox. I really dont want to lose anymore.... Its a shame - last year we just let them free range randomly all summer, and they were fine. It sure would make life a ton easier!!
     
  10. mangus580

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    So tonight when I got home (about 10:30PM) I see Quackers is still in her pool! I am glad that my changes from a ramp to steps let her get in on her own...

    But, because of this, I had to go encourage her to go inside so I can lock her up. Is this going to be an ongoing problem? I am used to chickens who go in on their own!!
     

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