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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DenverDucky, Feb 6, 2013.
Quote:I do this with my game rooster except I hold him like a baby, he thinks he's so tough. lol
Do to the drake... what the drake does to you....only harder. I easily over alpha-ed my drake for a very good reason. I am a larger stronger animal. I didn't hurt him. I certainly didn't need to kill him. I simply did that which nature wanted. I got to his level and pecked the mud outta him with my fingers. Today he welcomes me into the pen by circling my feet, head down....allowing me to approach females, no prob.
I didn't brutalize him. He's a very happy duck. Very big jumbo. But certainly not in charge of the pen.
A way I learned is to "mount" the duck. This shows the duck he is not the boss around the coop. You hold him under your hands and squat over him.Hold for about 5 minutes. This way I learned off backyard chickens and it really works!
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I think it might be a male and female. I got them from a friend who has a mini farm when they were a day old, both their bills were orange at that time but a few days later one started to get lighter. I've named them Daisy and Donald anyway so I may need to change their names when they get bigger
The Pekings are here! Some one gave me 3 week old Peking ducks.
We have chickens and I really wanted some geese and ducks. I have no idea what gender theyare as the people hatched them from eggs. Can anyone help me. what do I do from now during the brooder time? Any good link on how to care for Pekings? They are so cute!
Vent sexing is soooo easy search youtube and you will see. As for their care... do not let them outdoor in a run untill fully feathered. At that age you can let them swim in like ur tub with luke warm water and the room should be draft free and very warm dont let them swim long and let them have something to climb up on to rest. They get tired fast.
They need a heat lamp but only on ONE SIDE of your brooder set up. They need to move away from heat if too warm. Fresh clean water at all times. (They are messy!) Clean their bedding as needed and ready access to food ay all times. Don't put food right next to water. Crumble starter for water fowl is fine for them to eat.
Ooh.... woe is me and my poor drake. He has gotten too big for his legs to support. So sad. Don't know what to do. He just lays on his belly and scurries around using his wings. So sad. Thankfully no predators around. People dont let your jumbo ducks get too jumbo. So sad. What to do?