Newly Hatched Question...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Darkjeweler, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Darkjeweler

    Darkjeweler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so yesterday my first duckling hatched out. I have another 13 to hatch out hopefully today. Now my question is this... I have moved the chick into a brooder and shown it the water by dipping its bill, however, how long till the chick figures out that food is food? I have tried dipping its bill in the starter, but it just ignores it. The chick is alone right now, but I have tossed in a couple of small washcloths for it to cuddle up with. Currently the peeping is relentless, unless the chick is being held. Hope the others hatch out soon to give this little guy "Backwards" company... I was going to have him in the brooder with the 2 week old chickens, but I think they would pick/peck on him. Not really sure what gender this little one is, but I think it may be female (if I did the vent sexing right.

    Well, now I am off to work leaving this little guy alone.. Here is a pic.


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  2. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]So cute!!
     
  3. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CUTE! Just keep doing what you are doing. Newly hatched chicks don't have to eat until they are three days old. Keep dipping his beak in the water and food though, so that when he does need to eat, we will try eating that. (if that makes any sense...)
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Stuffed animals work real well as company. and what a cutie.. [​IMG] for the rest.
     
  5. Darkjeweler

    Darkjeweler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I had another one hatch last night so now the first one has a friend..


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  6. GoingQuackers

    GoingQuackers Out Of The Brooder

    Adorable! Enjoy them as fuzzballs...they don't stay that long enough. [​IMG] My fuzzballs are teenagers already. Good luck with the rest of the hatch!
     
  7. Darkjeweler

    Darkjeweler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I have so many eggs scheduled for incubation that most will be sold shortly after hatching I hope. It is about time the parents started paying for their own feed. lol..
     
  8. GoingQuackers

    GoingQuackers Out Of The Brooder

    LOL. That was my master plan too with my last hatch. I planned to keep 2 or 3...and all 9 of them are still here!

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