My first Ducks ever!! *photo* and questions

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PlumTuckered, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
    Arkansas
    We had to go pick up some Horse and Chicken feed, the woman announced she had ducklings in and I should NOT have gone in to look LOL I wish I could have bought everyone of them! They had no idea what breed they are, they're straight run so no idea on the sexes either. If anyone knows what their breed is please let me know. I've created a cozy home for them here in the house and will move them to my chick coop after a few days. I've got chick feed (that's what they recommended I feed them). Are there any special treats Ducks love? if so, how soon can a duckling have treats?
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  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    I don't know what they are,,but they sure are so pretty colors... [​IMG]
     
  3. crazy cat lady

    crazy cat lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Other than Easter Duckies I have no clue what breed they are. Will have to wait until they feather out to know, but, I imagine they could be pekins.
     
  4. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    What they won't do to sell things these days!!!
     
  5. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
    Arkansas
    Thank you Ladies :) She had some gorgeous black ducklings there but said they were all sold and she was waiting for the guy to come get them. We were there at 2 this afternoon and she hadn't given them any water yet, I wish I'd had the funds to buy everyone of the little darlings. I offered to go fill the water dishes for them but she just waved me off and said she'd take care of it when she got a chance. First thing I did when we got home was put the water dish in with them and bless their hearts they dove for it.
     
  6. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Oh, My, they are sooo cute! They look rare to me... [​IMG]
    They are most likely white Pekin's. Those are the ones they usually dye for Easter. Have fun with them. [​IMG]
     
  7. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
    Arkansas
    They had 50 ducklings and about 100 day old chicks...all of them were dyed. One Lady there was tempted to buy a few for her GrandDaughter and I told her that if she did buy them and found that later they didn't want them that I'd give them a home. She stood there for the longest time then told me that they lived in an apartment in the city and perhaps she shouldn't buy any.
     
  8. hoosiergal40

    hoosiergal40 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are sooo cute!
    I've always heard of chicks and ducklings being dyed for Easter but this is the first time I've seen any. For some reason I always thought the dye job would be sloppy.[​IMG]
     
  9. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really cute but kinda sad they have to be dyed :-( I would think for the dye to take they would have to be Pekins (would normally be yellow).
     
  10. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    very cute
     

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