Mystery TSC Ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Blooms&Brood, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. Blooms&Brood

    Blooms&Brood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I’ve never owned ducks before, so any advice is helpful. I did read that Un medicated chick starter is ok for the first 2 weeks (using Nutrena Naturewise) and never let them run out of water. I sanitized my chick brooder, reptile heating pad and feeding accessories. I hope to keep them in here for 3 weeks. That’s how long I normally use it for chicks.

    Bin at TSC said assorted ducks. I saw them earlier this week and assumed they were Pekin. My husband agreed for me to pick up two for meat birds. I went today and well, there was only two left! Did I infact get Pekins? I know my local TSC gets their stock from Hoover’s.
     

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  2. Don't use it ever on Ducklings no matter what anyone tells you...Get a feed that Ducklings can eat..
     
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  3. blayt90

    blayt90 Overrun With Chickens

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    If I am not wrong you do not need to feed ducklings medicated feed for chicks. What is your post about? What happened or what info are you looking for?
     
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  4. Blooms&Brood

    Blooms&Brood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I was in the middle of writing my post and accidentally hit the post button. Joys of a “smart phone”

    Wow! Everyone is so fast to reply!
     
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  5. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist Premium Member

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  6. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist Premium Member

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    Also see if you can find a piece of cardboard or something and cover more of the wire floor so their little feet can't slip through the bars ;)

    Looks like they are getting settled in nicely!
     
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  7. blayt90

    blayt90 Overrun With Chickens

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    they look like pekin to me.
     
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  8. Blooms&Brood

    Blooms&Brood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I’ll take a look into the feeding threads. I’m real big into fresh and wholesome feeds after the initial chick starter phase. I get fresh fruits and veg scraps from a local grocery (pick t up straight from the cooler). I hear ducks like watermelon.
     
  9. Blooms&Brood

    Blooms&Brood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you mean in addition to the heating pad? It covers a great deal of the cage. Yes, I’m happy they are calm with the heating pad. I picked it up brand new at an estate sale. Brooded 9 CW chicks on it. I will never use a heat lap again. I LOVE that they can go to sleep at night!!! I no longer dream about cheeping!
     

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