Our duckling is home with us!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BlakeRyan, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. BlakeRyan

    BlakeRyan Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 21, 2015
    We brought out duckling home with us today! He was the "runt" of his "litter," the only miracle survivor out of 8 fertilized eggs. He's about 2 weeks old now, and came home in a cardboard box this morning, until we got his actual "home" set up. I've added some photos to share below. He's so cute and our kiddos are in love with him! We aren't sure if he is actually a he yet, but we have been calling him that until we know for sure. :) He seems very happy and content here, and come April, he will be outside and joined by some buddies when we are able to get a few more babies to join our flock. :)

  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Precious! I would like to make a couple of suggestions to enhance his environment.

    An unbreakable mirror for "company," and an old sheet or towel over the wires on the bottom of the cage. Ducks' feet may be one of their most sensitive, easily injured parts. So walking on wire (If I see that picture correctly) could be a strain and an injury risk.

    You may already have done these, I realize.

    There is a Sticky on the Duck Forum for Raising Ducklings - if you haven't yet, take a look - it has good ideas.
  3. Vosh Sahaal

    Vosh Sahaal Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 1, 2015
    If you don't want to use a twel coarse pine shavings would also work.
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

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