NEW DUCK MOMMY

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by VictoriaMartin, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. VictoriaMartin

    VictoriaMartin New Egg

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    Well, I never thought I would be a duck mommy, but here I am. I was given a Muscovy duckling (I think "she's" a Muscovy) this week. She was the last one left of her flock after the barn dogs decided to be horrible. So, I'm now her new mommy and she is being loved!! I'm VERY new to this type of parenting, so advice would be GREATLY appreciated!! Right now, I'm feeding Kodee organic starter crumbles (non medicated), grit (she doesn't go outside) and freeze dried mealworms as occasional treats. I let her swim a few times a day but not for too long. I never leave her unattended when she swims. Kodee also had constant access to a shallow water dish. I never knew ducks were so loving and adorable!!! Kodee follows me around and likes to cuddle up in my hair while I do chores around the house (I'm not loving that so much, but if it keeps her happy...) Here's some pictures of Kodee! I really need some good advice from experienced duck parents!!!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. No photo, but the folks on the duck forum will likely best your go-to forum.

    Best wishes
    Ct
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I'm afraid I'm not a duck person but I'm sure if you pop over to the duck section the keepers there will be able to help you ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. gal5150

    gal5150 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old and do you plan on getting her a buddy? Welcome and enjoy the little fuzzie, my only complaint, they grow up far too fast!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If you only plan on having the one duck, please consider having her as a house pet. Check out "show us your house ducks," thread to see how others manage it.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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