Nervous New Mom - Duckling Setup

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tantriesducks, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. tantriesducks

    tantriesducks New Egg

    Mar 31, 2016
    Opelika, AL

    I'm a brand new duck mom as of an hour ago. Been reading for a year and we finally jumped in. Wanted Khaki Campbell's but the store only carries "assorted ducklings". I am confident that we got one Khaki; the others are mysteries. Sigh. Does this setup look ok to y'all? I'm worried that my pine shavings may be too small. Or that I'm crazy and just made a scary mistake... I feel like I did when my first child was born! Ha ha I think I may be crazy.Reassurance appreciated!
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2014
    Mississippi Y'all
    Ducklings are going to destroy any place you put them in, best thing to do is keep it as clean as possible, I don't use pine shaving for my brooder I used a thick layer of paper towels and change it every few hours, I think it keeps it pretty clean this way. A lot of people love using pine shavings I just think that it gets too messy.

    It looks like a good set up just be sure that the water is deep enough for the ducks to clean out their nares and clean their eyes just in case.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2016

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