Now I've done it!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by amarook, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2009
    I just HAD to stop at TSC one more time to see what they had.
    They had ducklings again.
    But with the limit thing I HAD to buy 6 birds.
    So I got a couple more chicks and 2 ducklings. One is probably a Pekin, then other I'm not sure. It's black, has a black bill, and black feets. I still have to take pictures.

    I've never had ducks, and unlike the chickens I haven't been doing months of research before bringing these guys home.

    I have them in the indoor brooder. These are definitely for pets, so I want them to get to know me. I have a plastic container with a lid for their water. I cut a hole in the lid so they can get a drink but not a swim. I have started feed in there and cut up fresh spring grass.

    Anyone wanna offer me some good tips?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Deedee

    Deedee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    Kilgore, TX
    Don't you just hate temptation. [​IMG]

    Well i think you may have a cayuga, by your description, but not 100% sure. Show us some piccies when you can.

    Just remember duckies are messy, messy , messy. My two youngest are still in the brodder which is a rubbermaid clear tote and the flooring are puppy pee pads and a green outdoor mate. Helps with the cleaning out alot. Also make sure there water is deep enought so they can submerge the whole bill and nostiles, to help keep it clear.

    Hope you have a great time!!! [​IMG]
  3. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2008
    I had avoided TSC for 1 month the time I knew they would have baby ducks and chicks..Well I had to go there I thought they wouldnt have any left as all the baby chicks were gone along time ago....I knew if I saw babies I wouldnt be able to leave without some....I left with 6 tiny mallards...Its 1 week later they have doubled insize and making my house baby stinky [​IMG]....But they are so cute!!![​IMG]

    Last edited: Apr 30, 2009
  4. Dances with Ducks

    Dances with Ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Regarding feeding ducklings, they are probably OK on chick starter feed as long as it doesn't have any medications except alopurium (totally mispelled but you get the drift). Better for them not to have any meds but OK if you must. What are you using now?
    Also it's good for them to have some extra niacin, which you can get in brewers or nutritional yeast or vitamin tablets, or a product called Visol found in pet departments. When they are about a week old offer them fresh grass clippings and dandelion leaves along with their food.
    Enjoy them, they are fun!
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    I crush up brewer's yeast tablets and sprinkle it on the chick starter. Seems to be working.

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