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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Duckieduck, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. Duckieduck

    Duckieduck Chirping

    Mar 4, 2017
    Hi, I'm new here, and new to keeping ducks. We have one muscovy, 2 Blue Swedish and one Welsh Harlequin, all female. I felt bad for always taking all the eggs so bought some fake eggs, but since I did this my muscovy has gone all broody and sits on the ceramic eggs all day and has started making this high pitched peeping sound. I feel bad for her and don't know what to do. Im almost temped to find her some fertilized eggs! There's so much to learn. My other three have not laid since I got them (from Craigslist). I thought it was the cold weather but it's warm again now and the muscovy (adopted for the humane society) is laying, so I don't understand. They have grit, oyster shell, laying food, mealworms, vegetables and scratch, and lots of water. Anyway, sorry for the jumble of information and questions. Thanks for the fabulous site!!

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I don't know much about ducks but, I think the folks on the "Duck thread," would be able to help you. Just put that in the search box and it will come up for you.
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC. It's safe to say that i know even less than D/Diva about ducks. The link to the duck forum is - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks. I'm sure that they will be able to help you out on that forum.

    Best wishes

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Duckieduck, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Best of luck to you and your ducks!!
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  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to have you here!
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  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Duckieduck [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
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