New Additions this Year?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LavenderandSage, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. LavenderandSage

    LavenderandSage Just Hatched

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    Greetings! So with spring not too far away, who is enlarging their family (of feather friends) this year?
    I am really wanting to add another runner to the family, but our trio is so happy now I am hesitant.[​IMG]
    This is the Late Lilly and our rescue duck 'Mouse".
     
  2. Sfraker

    Sfraker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ordered 12 Welsh Harlequin from Metzers. They will be here the week of 3/16. Counting down the days until I get my fuzzy little ducklings. That will bring me up to 22 ducks! EEEK!
     
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  3. Kaessa

    Kaessa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an assortment of four girls coming from Metzer's the week of 3/16 as well. One of each: Welsh Harlequin, Khaki Campbell, Blue Swedish, and Cayuga.

    I can't wait!!
     
  4. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have five 3wk old ducklings now, two Cayugas, two Welsh harlequins and a runner, that I'm adding to our adult peking and adult mallard. I had three more ducklings, a buff, a runner and a Swedish, from Metzer that were supposed to be here yesterday morning, but they got lost in transit and haven't arrived yet. Metzer said that a lot of people never got their ducklings yesterday, and that they shipped them and a bunch of other ducklings Monday morning, but they haven't been marked as received anywhere by the USPS. So basically I should be expecting a box of dead baby ducks here sometime. I still plan on getting three more, but I feel so bad for all those missig babies. There's no way they'll have survived so long in transit =[

    But yes, by the end of spring, I'll have (hopefully) increased my flock from two to ten. What will I do with all those eggs when they start laying?? Lol
     
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  5. Kaessa

    Kaessa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those poor babies, lost in the mail. That's just so sad. [​IMG]
     
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    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know, I keep imagining a truckload of dead ducklings, and it makes me sad =[
     
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    andrea1215 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have two Pekins, two Rouens, two Cayugas, two Blue Swedish and two Welsh Harlequin coming early next month from Metzer.
     
  8. Kaessa

    Kaessa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so stressed about mine coming. I am SO worried they're not going to be ok. [​IMG]
     
  9. LavenderandSage

    LavenderandSage Just Hatched

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    Oh those babies! Two to ten is a big increase. How fun! What got you started in raising ducks?
     
  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I am pretty sure I'll be adding two or three Runner girls to the flock this year. I am holding out for now for adopting rescues. I just would like them to be 3 years old or younger, as my entire flock of Runners and Buffs are all five years old. I would like to stagger the ages. We don't have room for another 13 (!) so I just want to add 2 or 3 every 4 or 5 years. We are going to be running a geriatric assisted living facility for Ducks in about five years, looks like! That's the goal - healthy senior ducks. Another learning curve!
     
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