My BIG ducks... Love them!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by buzymom13, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    My ducks are getting so BIG... they are about 7 wks old and we had to build a bigger "inside" are for them at nite. (I'm still too afraid to let them outside overnite)

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    Our new pen inside for them at nite....the kids helped me put it together.

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    Trigger and Nutsy in their pen

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    When is it "ok" to let them stay out overnite or is it always good to bring them inside at nite. We have a very secure, cement slab foundation, cinderblock house that I bring them into at nite right now.
     
  2. percyj

    percyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there's a lot of nightime predators in your area(eg.owls, foxes, etc.) it's probably better to keep them inside at night:)
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    They're so pretty! I would definitely take them in every night. Oh, there's such a long list of night predators....raccoons, possums, skunks, weasels......and the list goes on!

    Lovely pics! Thanks for sharing them.

    Sharon
     
  4. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beautiful ducks!!

    I agree, I always bring my ducks in at night, even my full grown Mallards. I've had a coon get one of my ducks in her pen(last year) and it broke my heart. My ducks all have enclosed "bedrooms" (large dog boxes LOL) inside their pen and they go into them every evening between 8 and 8:30 pm, then I close and lock the doors on them.

    Michelle
     
  5. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    Thankx guys! I don't feel so "different" since some of you say you take yours in each nite. My neighbors lost 2 ducks to a coon so I'm a bit apprehensive about predators.

    [​IMG] Thankx for the compliments. We're new to ducks but we are thinking that our duo are pretty darn adorable.

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  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    They are lovely - keep them in at night.
     
  7. LuckyDuck411

    LuckyDuck411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How Cute... love the night time set up. I can't believe they are only 7 wks. We have 3 two week old Pekins and I can't believe how fast they are growing.
     

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