New Peking duck mom

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PekininNola, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. PekininNola

    PekininNola In the Brooder

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    i am losing sleep worried about my 2 baby lemon ducks. I’m so worried I’m doing it wrong. I stare at them looking for signs everything is good. Lol seriously I’m so nervous because I have never done this before.
    My first question is it okay if they are a few days old to let them walk around the house? Are they suppose to be under the heat lamp at all times?
    I have duck starter is that and water in a small salsa dish enough right now? Any help will help me. I am trying to feel confident I’m doing what’s best for them.
    When should they be introduced in a bathtub with a small amount of water?
    What are signs they are happy and good?
    What are signs they need something?
    Is the chirping sound normal? I hear it ever so often.
    Any information is helpful. Thank you
     
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  2. PekininNola

    PekininNola In the Brooder

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    Peking ducks not lemon. Sorry
     
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  3. MagpieDucks

    MagpieDucks Parfait Party

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    Walks around the house are fine. Just make sure they don't get chilled. :) Salsa dish is also fine. Some people give baths right away, but I like to wait at least a week. That way they're a little bigger. It sounds like you're doing everything right so far. :thumbsup

    :welcome
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Welcome to BYC! Have you seen this?
    http://www.metzerfarms.com/RearingInstructions.cfm?affiliate=undef&CustID=18355456
    http://www.metzerfarms.com/NutritionalRequirements.cfm?affiliate=undef&CustID=18355456
     
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  5. PekininNola

    PekininNola In the Brooder

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    Ty i really appreciate the comment.
     
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Source:http://www.metzerfarms.com/RearingInstructions.cfm?affiliate=undef&CustID=18355456
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    If they are active, eating, drinking, and pooping, those are good signs.
    If they spend most of the day sitting still, not eating or drinking, they probably need more heat.
    Some peeping is normal, but non-stop peeping can mean they are too cold.
     
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  8. PekininNola

    PekininNola In the Brooder

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    I really appreciate your answers you have no idea. The information sent in reading now. Thank you.
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Ducklings are pretty easy to raise and much hardier than chicks, so try not to worry yourself too much. :hugs
     
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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

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