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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by debstar1, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. debstar1

    debstar1 New Egg

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    Hi my name is debstar1 and I have been looking for answers to raising ducks since we had a clutch of eggs where the mother had died and one egg had hatched. We were lucky to hatch 5 duckings with a great surprise only being kept warm under a lamp.
     
  2. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ohio.

    it would be best to ask your questions on the duck thread - under the "other backyard poultry" heading.

    i dont do alot with ducks, but i can tell you that if they aren't hatched by their mom they lack protective oils. its a good idea not to let them swim for a few days, as their feathers absorb water and they will sink. ive always fed them unmedicated chic starter, but someone else may have better ideas on feed.
     
  3. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Welcome to [​IMG] this is a great place to start [​IMG]

    If you have a question all you need to do is ask [​IMG]
    If you look under the learning center BYC has lots of helpful information [​IMG]

    Even have a Form for hatching and it is for anything that comes from an egg and someone had already been there and dune it [​IMG]

    When I hatch Duck eggs I always dry them in the brooder but as you sais a lamp ok that will work fine just keep them away from drafts and always wash your hands before and after handling your new addition [​IMG]

    I always feed them chick starter and get some Probiotic to put in the little guys water for a couple of days [​IMG]

    Do not let them go swimming for several weeks and always keep an eye on them around deep water or more then an inch [​IMG]



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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - check out the 'Ducks' section in the "Other Backyard Poultry" forum.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome to BYC and Happy Holidays!
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Sorry don't know anything about ducks, but someone in the Ducks forum should be able to help you, good luck!
     
  8. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     

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