Just got Ducklings

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wallawu, May 10, 2016.

  1. wallawu

    wallawu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2016
    I'm Brian from Central Arkansas. A few weekends ago I went to TSC to get 2-3 female ducks. Found out they didn't sex ducks and decided to take my chances. Asked for 2-3 males and a manager chimed in and said they can't sell me less than 6. As this was going to be a surprise to my better half, I was a little skeptical at coming home with 6 possibly male ducks rather than 2-3 females, but I decided to pull the trigger and get them. They appear to be 2 Mallards, 2 Black Swedish, and 2 Welsh Harlequins. They've been a joy and a mess, but we've enjoyed taking care of and watching them. Kind of ready to get them outside rather than a big container in the bathroom that one of the mallards somehow gets out of every time we turn around. They've recently started having some sort of issue with muscle contraction or something when laying down. I posted about that in the Ducks forum. Any help would be appreciated. Don't want to lose any of these little guys or girls. Hopefully soon I'll have some pictures of 6 healthy ducks enjoying themselves out in the backyard swimming, eating, and being clumsy!
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Brian

    Glad you could join us here! Congrats on your ducks :D I'm not a duck keeper myself but I'm sure the keepers in the duck section will be able to help you. Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Brian and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us and i do hope that the duck peeps will be able to help you out.

    all the best
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Brian, the only thing I know about ducklings is that they can have a niacin deficiency which can affect their legs, movement etc. I believe it is treated by giving them some brewer's yeast in their feed. It would be best to ask on the Duck thread, to know if this sounds like the problem and how much yeast they need to recover.

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