New Welsh Harlequin Duck Parents

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by proteinjunkie, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. proteinjunkie

    proteinjunkie New Egg

    9
    7
    9
    Feb 27, 2016
    Florida
    Hey everyone!
    My family and I are living in Florida with 3 dogs and now 2 Ducks!

    My daughter randomly said "I want to hatch some eggs" last year in October.... So I thought, why not

    We were lucky enough to get some egg from a friend of our who aalready had some welsh harlequin ducks. Made a homemade incubator and 25 days later, 2 of them made the cut and were still kicking. On day 29, out hatched 2 baby ducks on Dec 3 2015. 1 male and 1 female. What an experience and I'm glad the build up of anxiety and fighting off the temptation of trying to help them out of their shell on day 28 is over.... We now have 2 happy ducks that are almost 3 months old. I joined to share my experience and to share my duck pond experience now that I finally have a 125 gal duck pond that naturally filters itself with a bio filter and pool pump. To my surprise, the water is still perfectly clear after running for a month without the need for any water changes, only top off every couple days. And there's actually surviving Gold fish that I put in their 2 weeks ago still swimming around in the bottom!
     
    2 people like this.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    18,064
    3,814
    471
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! That's sounds quite an experience with your duck eggs there. I'm pleased you have two healthy ducks now. I'm not a duck keeper myself but I see you have found the duck section. I'm sure you will enjoy chatting with the other duck keepers there.

    Good luck for the future and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    659
    78
    102
    Feb 22, 2015
    Kansas
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!! I hope you like it here [​IMG]
     
  4. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

    2,504
    434
    186
    Feb 23, 2016
    [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,807
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    29,755
    18,114
    666
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC! The Learning Centre is a great place to start off as it has loads of info on anything chicken. Joining your state thread (just type your state in the search box) will also put you in contact with other BYC members in your area.

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. proteinjunkie

    proteinjunkie New Egg

    9
    7
    9
    Feb 27, 2016
    Florida
    Awesome, thanks for the info!
     
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    29,755
    18,114
    666
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    You're most welcome

    CT
     
  9. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

    35,915
    14,352
    676
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
  10. proteinjunkie

    proteinjunkie New Egg

    9
    7
    9
    Feb 27, 2016
    Florida

    Thanks for the link! Just posted some pictures
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by