looking into getting ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by foxxracer278, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. foxxracer278

    foxxracer278 Out Of The Brooder

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    i am looking to get ducks [​IMG] i wanted to know the best duck to start out with also what is the type of duck to stay away from. i live in nj so it can get very very cold but also very hot
     
  2. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    First -

    What size?
    - Standard
    -Bantam
    - heavy breeds


    Quality
    -pet
    -show

    What colors???


    And last, what do you want it for?

    Pet
    Meat
    eggs
    broodiness


    And do you care if it flys?
     
  3. foxxracer278

    foxxracer278 Out Of The Brooder

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    I DO NOT WANT IT TO FLY hahah that would not be good . and i am looking to have it as a pet
    size is not a big deal
    i have my chickens for eating the eggs but i want to be able to get a male and female and have them try to hatch eggs by themselves
     
  4. foxxracer278

    foxxracer278 Out Of The Brooder

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    what about a white pekin ? 2 females and 1 male or can i get by with 1 female and 1 male
     
  5. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    A pekin? Go for it, I love my female pet pekin. She's a loner, and is very friendly. A bit loud at times, but during the most part the females just male little squeaky noises. I'm not so sure about them in groups though.
     
  6. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    The best ratio is 2 females to one drake.

    Ive never had pekins. Some people say they are extremely sweet, where as ive heard that the drakes can be little devils.

    Do you care about color?

    So far youve knocked out :
    Muscovies
    and any ornamental fowl

    But you still have :
    runners
    cayugas
    swedes
    magpies
    rouens
    anconas
    saxonies
    appleyards
    pekins
    Black east indies
    calls
    silkies


    and a few others i cant remember
     
  7. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Yeah I'm not so sure about pekin drakes. I've heard once the mature they become really aggressive while they look for love.
     
  8. foxxracer278

    foxxracer278 Out Of The Brooder

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    o man i love the white call ducks [​IMG] now where can i buy some i dont see them on mcmurray
     
  9. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    I wouldn't get calls or black east indies if you don't want them to fly.
     
  10. foxxracer278

    foxxracer278 Out Of The Brooder

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    see i am new to the whole duck thing so by you mean fly say i have them in my back yard and they dont like me will they just take off and not come back ?
     

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