My new muscovy ducklings!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Soon2BChixMom, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Free Ranging

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    I just got these feathered sweeties from @Nyla. They are almost a week old. 3 ducks and 1 drake - as of yet unnamed.
    I have read so much and still feel like I know nothing!
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    As tiny as they are can they get to the water and feed okay?

    Love those lil ones:love
     
  3. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Free Ranging

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    I dont know. I removed the board. Should I try smaller dishes for now?
     
  4. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Free Ranging

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    I know nothing! :barnie
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Do you have a cake pan you can put the food and water in and put the board back and let them stand on it to eat and drink if they are too small to get to it other wise. That will keep the bedding drier Iuse scrap 2X4 etc to use as steps and such when I have babies Looking back at you pic you can leave with board under dishes and just put another board in front to let the littles stand on. You can show them the food and water if they haven't found it yet.
     
  6. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Free Ranging

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    Yep, I can do that!
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Added more too.:) and relax your doing fine. You be trying all different kinds of things before your happy with how your set up.

    @onaharley can help you from beginning till now 3weeks with her littles. She has done a great job adapting.
     
  8. Nyla

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    Their new setup looks good! I hope you enjoy the little fuzzy butts! And glad you and them got home safe! Can't wait to watch them grow up!
     
  9. Sue S

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    Sooo Cute :wee
     
  10. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Free Ranging

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    Ok, I read your additions too. I put the board in front of the dishes with it lower than the shavings so that it makes a step. This is temporary as I know they grow fast.
    They must have found the water because their nares aren't as dry and there were tiny water droplets on the bin where they huddled.
     

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