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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jferlisi, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    So im kinda hoping to get the run down on all things ducks. My BiL got two baby rouen ducklings at the store today. We are hoping for a pair so we will see. Im kinda hoping to get a crash course in ducks. =) Thanks in advance also are they known to go broody? We have had chickens for a few years now. =D
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    http://feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKRaisingDucklings.html

    This may help get you started,

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/search.php?search=Raising+ducklings
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ies-in-goslings-ducklings-growth-leg-problems
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012
  3. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    They will be broody this time next yr. Play with them allot and you couldn't ask for a better pet they will follow you around like dogs and quack at you when you come home. Storey's produces allot of books that could be helpful
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Welcome to Duckdom!

    Miss Lydia gave you a couple of good links! Some of the main questions or problems I recall from the last couple of years involve:

    water management
    drake to duck ratio
    niacin
    bumblefoot
     
  5. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Ok thanks all. =D
     
  6. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rouens are known to go broody. Although, they are not very good layers, so it may take a while.
     

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