New Flying Mallard Ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Karliscoop, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Karliscoop

    Karliscoop Hatching

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    As you can tell from the pics, I have a family that is constantly growing. Aside from these, I also have 8 fish, a pomeranian named sophia, and a yellow hunting lab named drake. I have been wanting some ducks so I purchased 4 baby flying mallards yesterday. They are the cutest things ever! Well, aside my 7 baby chicks I also have at the moment. I have my chicks and ducklings seperated under the heat lamp and have them both set up with the same chick/duckling starter feed and their water containers. I am so excited to start their set up. I'm not sure if it is to put a plastic kiddy pool for when they get a little older or if I should set up my water garden pond kit and turn it into their "pond"? Are there any tips or hints that you can offer me for my daughters' ducklings? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. [​IMG] Hello from Kansas. We just purchased our first set of ducklings two days ago and they are so cute!
     
  3. QuackerJackFarms

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    I have a kiddie pool for my mallards and they love it. And it's easy to empty and fill again. Aren't they precious??
     
  4. Karliscoop

    Karliscoop Hatching

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    Hey guys and gals[​IMG] Aside from all my many pets, I also have two daughters (7 & 3yrs old) ! Just when I was getting used to the thought of only having to tend to my two girls alone, I added what seems like an endless list of pets! BUT, I LOVE it! I am really interested in purchasing an incubator. I think that letting my girls get to watch them hatch would be simply amazing! Outside I appear to be a "city girl" but on the inside I was born and raised a country girl from South Louisiana! I love to be outdoors with the kids, pets, fishing, hunting, ect. I served 8 Years in the Army and have decided to get out last July. I have always wanted a farm! ALWAYS!! I live in the country on a couple of acres but unfortunalely the property I am on is my parents so I cannot just build a farm smack dab in the middle of it. [​IMG] I have been having one chicken for a year and decided to add to the coop. I now have a total of 7 chicks and 4 mallard ducklings. I am very interested in ANY advice or helpful hints to make me and my girls new babies happy and healthy! I will most likely start them off in a plastic toddler pool for now until I can get something more permanent for all of us to be able to build as "I" see fit. I recently learned that chickens fave human snacks are cereal, boiled spagetti noodles, and fresh chopped fruits. I tried to give princess some but she looked at me like I was crazy. Guess shes not up to trying new things. LOL.
     

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