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new to ducks...need some help.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickencity, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just got 4 ducks from tsc. i thought that it wouldn't have been much different from raising chicks. but for some reason they just keep crying. they have food water and a heat lamp. but they just keep on. i have them on a mesh floor b/c i thought it would be cleaner for them but should i but them on soild floor with shavings..would that help them calm down?
     
  2. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, for my baby ducklings, I just used paper towel on the bottom. You will need to clean it often, but I had a duckling almost choke on the shavings. They will eat the paper towel too, but its easier to swallow. Good Luck!
     
  3. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks. ill try that. one of my ducklings has an afro...do you think it will stay like that once it gets his/her feathers?
     
  4. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    Quote:Do you know the breed? It might be a crested duck.
     
  5. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Quote:HAHAHAHAHA.. you bought a crested duck and no it will only get bigger HAHAHAHAHA

    Okay... my ducks I have on wire over a rubbermaid type tub. I have water, food and heat. They may be too warm if they are loud, or you may have gotten all girls....
     
  6. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i thought it was a peking duck that just had a fro'. i guess they got an assortment of ducks. they usually just have mallards, peking, and kakhis. but i got another duck that looked different from all the rest. its lightbrown with yellow wings, pink and brown stripped bill and pink and brown feet. i just went in there and watched them for a bit, changed the floor. they got quite and started playing in the water and eating. i just left and now ones crying agian. so girl ducks make more noise?
     
  7. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started out with newspaper and paper towels. I know they say not to use newspaper, but it was brief, and also easy to clean up!
     
  8. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they'er pretty quite today. guess they just take longer to settle in than chicks.
     

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