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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Duckiechick88, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. Duckiechick88

    Duckiechick88 Hatching

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    Hi guys! I am the newest duck owner (so I feel) in existence, lol. We've been having our two Rouens since early May and have raised them so far since ducklings. Froderick & Khloe are their names and they're five and half months old <3 Recently Khloe has been wanting to stay in her little "house" more than usual and Froderick does this thing where he sits ahead of her as if he's protecting her. I've heard and read some things that indicate Khloe getting ready to lay, but she seems so unlike herself that it has me worried. She doesn't quack like she used to, which was every time we'd step out the door, and she and Froderick aren't eating as much either. They are still drinking water and yesterday they even went to town swimming in their little pool. IDK. I'm very worried, especially after reading horror stories about ducks and laying. Does anyone know what normal pre-laying behavior is for a first egg duck?
     

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, Duckiechick, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! I have had ducks but I do not consider myself much of a student of them. You might trying copying and pasting what you wrote into the Ducks Forum here https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks There are some knowledgable quacker keepers on BYC and they will be better equipped to tackle your question. Best wishes and thanks for joining our poultry community! [​IMG]
     
  3. Duckiechick88

    Duckiechick88 Hatching

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    Thanks Redsox!
     
  4. Athaid

    Athaid Songster

    Nice choice of names :) Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

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    Hi and [​IMG] Glad to have you as part of our community! @redsoxs has given you some great advice so I will just say have a wonderful time on here and best wishes with your ducks! [​IMG]
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - the duck peeps will help you out, I'm sure.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    :welcome
     
  9. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    The duck thread folks will hopefully he able to advise you. [​IMG]
     

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