Jumbo Pekin from Meyer?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tlammy, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Tlammy

    Tlammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it really the broiler duck of the duck world? Has anyone had these? Im worried if they have problems like broiler chickens. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Grassman 52

    Grassman 52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 25 last spring - real nice ducks.
    Make sure you add niacin to their drinking water for the first 4 weeks to ensure their legs get off to a good start and you will have no problems - I kept a few until they started to lay with no issues - you can't do that with broiler chickens.
     
  3. Tlammy

    Tlammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, okay! Where would i get that at? TSC?
     
  4. Grassman 52

    Grassman 52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get it at CVS or Rite aid - comes in capsules that I open and pour the powder into the water
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    That's a good idea, the niacin.
     
  6. Grassman 52

    Grassman 52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't take credit - read it in the raising ducks book. This is important when using unmedicated chicken starter, but I use it no matter what. It is cheep and adds a little protection.
     
  7. Tlammy

    Tlammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh okay, is there a portion that i need to follow?
     
  8. Grassman 52

    Grassman 52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Niacin - 100-150mg per gallon of water for a few weeks - I also give some "dry seafood cat food" seems to help
     
  9. katti perry

    katti perry Out Of The Brooder

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    i adore the pekins. there is nothing like a pure white duck with blue eyes. they are beautiful and hilarious to watch. i have a pekin that is 3 years old now and they do not get too heavy to walk like broiler chickens do. we got ours at TSC which will have chicks in a couple of weeks ! woot woot ! excited. the pekins are wonderful to have . pretty messy as babies though. the pekins seem to be the most messy ducks that ive raised from blue swedish pekin and now calls .they grow like weeds too :) i love them !!! good luck. they are definetely worth it ! i might give mallards a try this year along with my 2 wonderful new call ducks :)
     
  10. Tlammy

    Tlammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Katti! :D Thanks for the reply! I might get the Jumbos! I still may get the normal Pekins from TSC though.. :)
     

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