New here have ducklings as pets

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by alyssa770, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. alyssa770

    alyssa770 Just Hatched

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    Hi everybody I am new to this forum my name is Alyssa and I'm from Minnesota and I have a question about ducks I have 6 baby duck that are going to hatch on the 3rd of April and are being mailed to me and each duckling is going to become a pet for me and my boyfriend and our 4 children. What do I need to know about having them as pets? We have to Jumbo Pekin and black Swedish we are very excited we have a baby starter kit that has feed and the baby diaper harnesses which diaper harnesses would you guys recommend after they are bigger or even now?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sorry I can't answer your questions but I can recommend the best place to ask. "Show us your house ducks," thread just put that in the search box above and it will pop up for you.

    Welcome to Backyard chickens
     
  3. alyssa770

    alyssa770 Just Hatched

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    Thank you
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Alyssa and welcome to BYC. Do you mean keeping them as indoor pets, or being outside (but not considered livestock)?

    Either way, the duck forum is a good place to begin -
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks


    Best wishes
    CT
     
  5. alyssa770

    alyssa770 Just Hatched

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    Have them as indoor pets
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Then D/Diva's suggested thread is a good one to look at, but I know of other members that keep house ducks so feel free to ask on the duck forum also.
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Alyssa [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  8. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hi Alyssa, it's nice to have you here! Have fun with the ducklings
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Alyssa, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Best of luck to you and your ducks!
     
  10. alyssa770

    alyssa770 Just Hatched

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    Got the babies!! Forgot to post until now sorry. But I have a question a few of them lost the others around their neck is that normal? Also they are puking after eating what does that mean? It's very gross it gets all over. Here are some pictures love me and one of the babies[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     

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