New to ducks in Indiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by abudka, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. abudka

    abudka New Egg

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    We just started with ducks last April after listening to our four year old beg for two years. When it got to the point that he was carrying around a stuffed duck, feeding it, tucking it in at night, we knew he was serious. We started with four ducks, 2 round and 2 pekin, that we purchased at TSC. We lost one to a raccoon before putting netting ove[​IMG]r the kennel. We lost another this weekend to a hawk. Now we have a male Rouen and a male Pekin. Hopefully getting some Cayugas in the spring. Below is the photo of a killer. He flew right in the open door while the ducks were out free ranging.
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    That sucks. Sorry to hear that.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sorry to hear that - he'll be back for more.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry for your loss![​IMG] Predators are terrible!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. I'm sorry about your losses. It's always sad to lose some of our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks (although I've had a few), but I have to admit that ducklings are the ultimate in cute. Be sure and post on our duck section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks, and take advantage of our duck experts there.
    Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your ducks.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] We're glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry for your losses! [​IMG]
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry for your losses.
     
  9. abudka

    abudka New Egg

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    Thanks. That bird did not want to get out of the kennel! Our four-year-old has recovered and is now looking forward to getting his new ducks this spring. They have been great for teaching him responsibility and, unfortunately, about the circle of life.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I'm sorry for your losses!
     

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