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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tilly6, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. Tilly6

    Tilly6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know everyone loves baby duck pictures so I thought I should share
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  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Love baby ducks. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  3. luckyduckchick

    luckyduckchick Just Hatched

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    What breed are they? They're adorable!
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  4. Tilly6

    Tilly6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I am in love. There are 4 runners and 2 welsh harlequin.
     
  5. luckyduckchick

    luckyduckchick Just Hatched

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    Congrats!
     
  6. AnjKar n Ducks

    AnjKar n Ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are adorable
     
  7. Tilly6

    Tilly6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One more, all 6. Welshies in front, Runners behind
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  8. Tilly6

    Tilly6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not quite 2 weeks old and so big already!
     
  9. Lou-Lou-Chicks

    Lou-Lou-Chicks New Egg

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    Since you have baby ducks, maybe you could give some advice instead of starting a whole new thread.
    I had 2 broody chickens sitting on a duck egg. Unsure what kind, it was given to me.
    It hatched early (wasn't due until next week) and I'm a bit unprepared.
    They have a larger waterer and regular chicken ceumble. They seem to be keeping it warm. Is there anything I need to do tonight? I am pretty sure it hatched this morning. [​IMG]
     
  10. Tilly6

    Tilly6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's so cute! And it's mom's are adorable too! The duckling will probably try to get into the water if there is any room at all, so keep an eye on it. It won't be waterproof yet. You might need to put some pebbles in the water so it is too shallow to get into. They are really very hardy and with two chicken moms it should be pretty safe. The food can't be medicated, ducks eat more than chicks and can poison themselves on medicated chick starter. Get some brewers yeast at Tractor Supply or Amazon or somewhere, not a huge rush, but ducks need more niacin than chicks or they get leg problems. Just sprinkle some over the top of the feed every day. How exciting to have broody hens to mother the ducky too! Mine were shipped from California and it took 2 days, so your baby will have a much better start than mine. I do have males and females so maybe one of the welshies will hatch some eggs in the Spring.
     

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