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New member from Oklahoma

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WUVIE, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. WUVIE

    WUVIE New Egg

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    Greetings from Northeastern Oklahoma! [​IMG]

    We've dabbled in ducks over the years, but now that hubs is retired, he will have time to properly house and care for them. In times past, they've flown away, or faced demise from a predator. :-(

    Our recent additions to the family came by way of Craigslist. A nice couple was selling what we could only call a 'barnyard mix' of duck eggs, at $4.00 per dozen. We began with 53 eggs, incubated them, and waited. The end result was 39 ducklings, though 4 did not survive hatching, and the rest never even pecked the egg.

    We were told the mix could consist of Pekin, Runner, Cayuga, Khaki Campbell, etc.
    The four that died were black.

    Yesterday, we had our first scare. The little runt of the bunch found himself in the little wading pool, unable to get out because his larger siblings had splashed the water level down, and he was quite tired when we found him. No more unsupervised swimming until they are older! He is fine today. Whew!

    My parents gave us their old gazebo, so the plan is to enclose it, and add a run for the ducks.

    I found this site by searching for what to do when a little one has been in the water too long. [​IMG]
    Looking forward to many fun chats with all of you!

    Karen & Roger
    Northeastern Oklahoma
    Ducks, dogs, cats, chickens, koi, and a welcome home to many other critters.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! Aww....poor baby duckling! Babies sure can get themselves into predicaments, can't they!

    Ducks sure are cute!! I don't keep them so I can't give you much advice here but you might stop by our ducks section for more help, tell stories and post pictures of your babies... https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Good luck with your babies! And we do welcome you to our flock! :)
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Karen and Roger and welcome to our community. I hope that you both enjoy being members as much as the rest of us.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I so wish I could have ducks. Glad you found your little one in time!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Karen and Roger and glad you saved the runt. Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens.(ducks too)
     
  7. mjh2032

    mjh2032 Out Of The Brooder

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    Karen and Roger, so glad the story ended well for that little guy. Babies need so much supervision. I would love to see a picture of the gazebo once you convert it

    Maria
     
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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