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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by happyfarmer325, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. happyfarmer325

    happyfarmer325 Out Of The Brooder

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    Monday we are taking a short drive to pick up EIGHT new friends!! 4 Silkies and 4 Indian Runners! This has been a long time coming and we are just terribly excited! Woohoo!

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    Had to share with the only people who might care, haha [​IMG]
     
  2. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    GREAT JOB!!!! Put some pictures up when they arrive!!!!
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Pre Congrats!!
     
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  4. Carcajou

    Carcajou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 on the photos, and congrats! And [​IMG]
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I forgot - silkie ducks or chickens?
     
  6. happyfarmer325

    happyfarmer325 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay, thanks for all the enthusiasm! I will post pictures as soon as we get them. Silkie ducks for now, but hopefully silkie chickens in the near future! We need to grow our chicken flock, too, but are on a bit of a duck kick at the moment! [​IMG]Quack!
     
  7. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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  8. melissamerry

    melissamerry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what makes a silkie duck silkie? I've been looking at some pictures and they look like normal ducks! Are they softer, like silk?
     
  9. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    Congrats on your ducks. I got my ESQ silkie adults a few weeks ago from Holderreads. They are beautiful sweet little ducks. Please post picks. Here are mine.

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    I have been hoping some other silkie owners would be on here to compare notes.
     
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  10. happyfarmer325

    happyfarmer325 Out Of The Brooder

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    As far as I can tell, they just have that silky, fluffy look to their feathers, mostly on the edge, and they are on the smaller side. We only have one Indian Runner and several Muscovies at the moment, so I am not yet an expert.. Very excited to learn though!

    Also, the man of the house just informed me we will also be picking up 2 Muscovy hens tomorrow as well!! I have been praying for this since recent tragedies lead to a gender imbalance in the Muscovey flock (and our lonely Indian Runner), so it is a wonderful surprise.

    Leaving bright and early tomorrow to bring our new friends home, can't wait for naming and photo-shoots!
     

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