New ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckncover, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    I have one pekin and one rouen.

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    I have them in a large storage tube with a soda bottle waterer and pine shavings as flooring. They also have a fleece hideaway house I built. I would love to keep them but I have to convince my mom. She's letting me keep them until they are half grown.

    This is their house for now..
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  2. TorchwoodMindfreak

    TorchwoodMindfreak Out Of The Brooder

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    How did you make the waterer? And they are adorable! I can't wait to get my own.
     
  3. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    I cut a hole just big enough for their heads in an empty soda bottle. As they get bigger you can use a milk jug.
     
  4. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These two breeds of ducks get large and fast. And you don't know if they are male or female, right?

    If you truly love these guys(girls), please feed them the correct stuff: game bird starter crumbles (which has niacin).

    Make sure they have plenty of water and don't blame them if they are messy, because ducks ARE messy.

    Also, if it comes to you having to give them up....DO NOT just take them to a pond or park and let them go. THEY WILL DIE.

    Make sure that you local zoning ordinances allow ducks also.

    Talk over with your Mom for sure. Good Luck and [​IMG]
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Ditto!
     
  6. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! I just hatched a small batch of Pekins and only one made it. He's in with my week old campbells. The little yellow ones are always the cutest [​IMG]
     
  8. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    I bought something called waterfowl starter at the tractor store. They told me it's non-medicated. It's crumbled and I've always fed it to my ducklings without any trouble. [​IMG]
     
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  9. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    I feel alot better now that I found a place for them incase my mom won't let me keep them. My great aunt has a farm in Moscow, PA and she has cows and a large pond along with a shed that could be a good coop. She agreed to take them if I can't keep them. Their names are Webster (Pekin) and Patches (Rouen)[​IMG]
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  10. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are ADORABLE!! [​IMG])))
     

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