new to ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mulelover1999, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. mulelover1999

    mulelover1999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to ducks. I have had them for about a week and I have some questions. One seems to be growing g faster than the other. Do males or females grow faster than the other? Smd they are drinking almost all the time. Is it normal to be filling up the water thing 4-5 times a day? (Its one of those little chick waterers)
     
  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. mulelover1999

    mulelover1999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I take them outside almost everyday where they have a place to swim.
     
  4. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't need to swim but they need something deep enough that they can dunk their entire head in. They need to be able to rinse their eyes and nostrils or they can develop respiratory issues. Swimming is great but not the same thing.
     
  5. mulelover1999

    mulelover1999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When will they be ok to stay outside during the night?
     
  6. countrygirl74

    countrygirl74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. mulelover1999

    mulelover1999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had them for only a week and they have almost doubled their size! Ok maybe not that much but they are getting big!!
     
  8. goingducks

    goingducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! Im from Paso Robles Ca. Just bought a baby boy duck a crested runner and a girl Brown Chinese Goose they are about 2 weeks old. I read all about how to raise them but i did not get info on the kind of geese and ducks i wanted. To be honest i just picked two that i liked. I have heard that it is cruel to only have one brown chinese goose but she loves the duck so much she cries whenever we pick him up and she can't see him and follows him around everywhere. I'm hoping they will be a good pair. I just want them as pets not to breed. I also heard a few bad things about the crested runners and how they can have defects. I notice that my duck had one of his legs stretched out behind him a couple times is that normal? Thanks!! Someone suggested i post on this thread
     
  9. goingducks

    goingducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Never mind about the brown chinese goose i was just informed that the brown one is a mallard duck! Can you tell that im new to this[​IMG]
     
  10. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just assuming it had died or was not your pic. Are you sure its a crested runner?

    They stretch out when they are comfortable.
     

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