Pekin Duck Club!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DenverDucky, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Rkirk

    Rkirk Out Of The Brooder

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    Where are you located?
     
  2. Rkirk

    Rkirk Out Of The Brooder

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    I have pekin and Welch harleqine hatching eggs. But im in Florida.
     
  3. Anna6

    Anna6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooohhh I was so excited to see Welsh Harlequin until I noticed where you were.
     
  4. My Henny Hens

    My Henny Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Morning! I just found this thread. I currently have a few ducks. A couple of Saxony's, a couple of Magpies, and a couple mixes. I'm looking to get some Pekings to add to the flock. I'm wondering if anyone here is in the CNY area that I could get some hatching eggs from? Thank you so much in advance![​IMG]
     
  5. NicoleRook

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    New Jersery, would you be willing to ship?
     
  6. JFreeman

    JFreeman Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was thinking about buying some call ducks a little later, after I get my Pekins. Should I have a separate pen for the CD, or do you think it would be okay to integrate them with the Pekins? I read that Call Ducks are small compared to the Pekins, so I am a little worried about adding them later... I'm undecided on whether or not I will breed them, so I don't know if I'll get a drake CD.. I will have one Pekin Drake to about three or four Hens.
     
  7. Rkirk

    Rkirk Out Of The Brooder

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    Never shipped before but i can look into it sure.
     
  8. Rkirk

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    Call ducks are very small compared to pekins and especially if they are jumbo pekins. I wouldnt put them together myself but if it is free range then it shouldnt be a problem.
     
  9. JFreeman

    JFreeman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay. They won't be free ranging so I'll have to get my husband to set up a second pen.

    I know these are not Pekins, but maybe some one can help...

    After I posted my question, a friend sent me a text to let me know Tractor Supply has their chicks in. I went to check out their ducklings, and they are being sold as Assorted Straight Run Only. I wasn't going to bother with buying assorted, but then I noticed this poor little duckling with a limp. I don't know what's wrong, which is why I'm posting. Maybe some one has an idea of what to do. I struck a deal with the TS manager and bought two more ducklings and got Gimpy for free to try and save her from a worse fate. (I tried sexing, and I didn't want to hurt her leg so I didn't try too hard looking...)

    Does any one have any suggestions to help it grow normally without any gimp to her step?
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  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Niacin capsules dissolved in drinking water, 100 to 150 mg niacin per gallon for eight weeks.

    Closely supervised swim time in water just deep enough to float in, for a few minutes at a time - not to wear her out, but to work the legs and get weight off of them.

    Good food, proper temperatures, fresh water, TLC.

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