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New duck additions

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FoodFreedomNow, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Songster

    I picked up a little duck family this weekend...a big, friendly Pekin drake; his mate, a cute little Indian Runner duck; and 9 mixed ducklings. The 3 week old ducklings have more of the mom's upright posture. Mom looks fawn and white, and I'm guessing the ducklings will have similar coloring.

    Mom and Dad are both very protective of the young ones (though Dad gets possessive when he gets into the tub for his morning bath - he doesn't want the babies joining him). Mom's quite a talker, too. While very different from my Muscovies, I'm already enjoying these new additions and looking forward to watching the ducklings grow. [​IMG]


  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

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  3. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Songster

    Thank you, @Miss Lydia! I hope everyone gets along as well as yours do. :fl
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Having a Pekin drake there could be a problem, but maybe because they are different breed the Muscovy's don't feel so threatened. I was really surprised at how my Muscovy drake is with my Runner drake He'd never be that way with another scovy. lol
  5. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Songster

    I'm going to try to integrate dad soon (he's a bit oafish around the ducklings)...planning to put him in a wire cage inside the duck coop so they can see him but not harass him (or vice versa) at night. Wish me luck. lol
  6. sarahc63

    sarahc63 In the Brooder

    Jun 29, 2016
    Your new duckies are SO cute!! I have 2 runners and they are lots of fun! Congrats & enjoy them!
  7. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Songster

    Thank you! [​IMG]

  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Hope it goes good for him. [​IMG]
  9. quackers619

    quackers619 Songster

    Aug 21, 2015
    Oh my how cute are they........you are very lucky[​IMG] i would love more ducks
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  10. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Songster

    Thanks! They're so much fun to watch. [​IMG] So far, the Muscovies seem to be ignoring Dad...just hoping it stays that way.

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