Now what to expect?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mybackyardpeepers, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Squeaky McMurdo

    Squeaky McMurdo Songster

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    I mean, unless you want her to be a house duck and bring her to food and water several times a day... Those things are manageable when she’s a baby but it will be more labor intensive and what life is that for her really? Its easier for her to make a close bond with another duck from an early age so why wait until she’s older when introducing a new friend or two.
     
  2. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    Those are awesome!!! Thanks for the idea.
     
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  3. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    Yes very true, I just wasn't expecting to get into ducks lol. She is an absolute joy in our family though.
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

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    Back last year a member had a blind duckling born without eyes precious little one she went a brought home another duckling for this one and they became fast friends. I wish I could remember the thread. But having another duck can really help.
     
  5. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    Can I get a different breed for her or should I get the same breed due to temperament of breeds maybe? Like I said I have little experience with ducklings lol. Thank you.
     
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  6. katiebrock

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  7. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    So far she is acting like a normal duckling, even grooming herself (well I hope it's a her) lol
     
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  8. CaliFarmsAR

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    So cute.
     
  9. slordaz

    slordaz hatchaholic

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    Ducks like Chickens are flock s so she will do better with a friend, we brought home a lone duckling with some chicks and let them brood together problem was it ended up being a drake, and then got funny ideas with the hens, was hilarious watch him try to get up to perch with the hens as was a big breed, and he couldn't figure otu for the life of him why the hens didn't like the water like he did. H did teach the hens to get fish outta the ditch running into the pond though lol. cutie would be better off with another friend duck
     
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  10. Mybackyardpeepers

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    Awww what an awesome thing. We thought of trying my cross beak silkie chick but she is to large and I was wondering about that mixing breeds issues lol. Might have to go feed store tomorrow!! Can I get a different breed?
     

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