new duck care

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jennings Gamefowl, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2009
    hi i was at TSC yesterday and pick up five golden sex links and one large pekin duck.. i dont know too much about raising duck.. i have a bowl of chick starter and crack corn, is this good for him...also he isnt fully feather out yet so what age do they feather out( not sure what age it is) and does they really need a pond? I dont have one, and any other advie would be appreciated

    also just to throw this in I put it in a pen with a silkie hen and the pekin follow the hen around everywhere.. its just tooo cute
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  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Make sure you are using non-medicated chick starter. Also, I wouldnt give him any cracked corn until he is older.

    Ducks dont need a pond, but a small plastic child pool will work great.
  3. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    They don't really need water to swim in, however, they love it! See my website to see what I have done with my new ducks. I gave them small bits of lettuce and worms from the beginning along with non-medicated grain. Good luck and ENJOY!!

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