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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by levion, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. levion

    levion New Egg

    Jul 15, 2016
    Hi all. I've been visiting BYC frequently over the past week or so and have found some great advice and finally though, I'm here that often I may as well make an account. I'm new to keeping ducks but seem to be doing well with them. I'm a proud owner of 3 Appleyards and a mallard aside from the rest of the zoo. I'm unsure of my ducklings sex as only one has quacked up to now (Appleyards). My mallards confused everyone by developing green head feathers but was apparently caught quacking this morning. Any way I'll get some of their pictures up just because like any duck they're so cute! If anyone can recommend any good plants for around the pond that will be duck safe-ish please let me know, thanks in advance [​IMG]
  2. Adrian Medlicot

    Adrian Medlicot Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 11, 2016
    A Run
    Well I know foxglove ( a flower) is ok for ducks to be around (not poisonous)!
    But too many of them may cause a problem.

    Plants with thorns are mostly what you should avoid.
  3. levion

    levion New Egg

    Jul 15, 2016
    I'll look into getting some for my enclosure as i do like foxgloves. Time to research what not to put in I guess as i don't want to poison them just because the plant looks pretty. Thorns are a definite no no as I have small children helping to tend to the pets.
  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    Welcome to BYC!
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  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please do post on the "duck thread," to get more advice from people that raise them. They may also be able to sex your birds from photos.
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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