My first Ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ChickenFox, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. ChickenFox

    ChickenFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I managed to walk out of TSC with 2 ducklings today after we had to pull in to change a flat tire. I have absolutely no idea what kind they are nor do I know anything about ducks. I know ,stupid, but I've had chicks and figured they can't be that much different right? [​IMG]

    Here they are

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    Meet Kit Kat. An employee told me they came from Mt. Healthy but when I checked their website the only ducks they showed were mallards and white pekins which these guys are definetly not. What do you think? Chocolate runner or maybe Khaki Campbell? ( I have no idea what I'm talking about but those 2 are the closest looking ones I could find on meyers site. lol)
    They're friendly little things.
     
  2. duckmommy64

    duckmommy64 Out Of The Brooder

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    Your two babies look like Khaki Campbells. They look just like mine when they were little.
     
  3. AmandaVirus

    AmandaVirus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 on Khaki Campbells, I'm hopefully getting one on the third. Very cute babies! If you haven't already, be sure to check the stickies for care info.[​IMG]
     
  4. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

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    Our first ducklings are now 10 wks old. What I've learned that I wish I had known much earlier is that ducks are routine animals. Changes scare them. New bedding, new location, any changes to their routine will take time and patience.

    They grow FAST. I mean like WOW, I was shocked.

    I would have handled them much more when they were little so they wouldn't be so skiddish. Sounds like yours won't have that problem[​IMG] and they sure are cute!

    Just thought I'd share what I've learned[​IMG]
     
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  5. Finny

    Finny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2. Those are khaki campbells! Have fun raising ducks, you will really enjoy them :).
     
  6. ChickenFox

    ChickenFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Everyone! Hubby doesn't want me to keep them forever. He thinks I'll actually give them away when they grow up. :gig Sometimes I wonder about him. :rolleyes: I've already got a spot picked out in our yard for a pond for them.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    There are some differences in chicks to ducklings, so I'd read this so you can make adjustments. Have fun and be sure to post pics as they grow
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711
     

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