Pekin Duck Club!

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

  1. angeliduck

    angeliduck Out Of The Brooder

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    do you think you could have a llook at my thread with any advice on how to deal with my drake pekin im scared they dont like our family because we found them abandoned and haven't been around them from hatchlings..

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/861939/how-to-show-im-not-a-threat#post_13008153
     
  2. The Howards

    The Howards Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know exactly what you mean. [​IMG] I always likened it to a hot water bottle.Seems like if you hold them in the palm of your hand and tilt them back and forth they flow like water in a bottle.
     
  3. forgetful

    forgetful Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's exactly what it feels like! I suppose I'm just used to chickens. :) Thanks guys for easing my concerns.
     
  4. The Howards

    The Howards Chillin' With My Peeps

    We just got another one. This time a jumbo pekin, calling her Cream Puff. She arrived yesterday from Meyer along with a cayuga and blue indian runner.
    She was the biggest one in the box, everyone else huddled underneath her.
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    Can't wait to see how her size compares to Butterscotch.
     
  5. creaturelife

    creaturelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    every one i m going to be a pekin owner this year bu first i must find pekin duckling or eggs but i only but local and that is a good thing cause my neighbor owns pekin and i m going to let one of my ducks hatch out some eggs or just buy some duckling from her she was talking about selling them on fb for $3 a peace this sounds like a great deal cause i sell my duckling for $5 so can any one tell me how long it takes them to hatch
     
  6. Jnkbtd08

    Jnkbtd08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    28 days for pekin. I have two drakes and two female. and I have 4 eggs in the incubator. Im on day #4. Cant wait!!!!
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

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    Your ducklings look perfect weight, and looks like they have plenty of room for exercise too. they are adorable, but please give them a pot or small bucket so they can dunk their heads, it's very important that ducks be able to wash their faces at all times to keep nares and eyes clean. Chick waterers don't work with ducks.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

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    angeliduck take a look at this thread, it's on training geese but applies to ornery waterfowl in general https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/561849/geese-training
     
  9. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    So i have joined this Pekin side myself.. anything stand out different about them that i should know? I know they can be loud(yep, have buffs and calls lol) and grow fast(yeah, that's okay.. i have scovies mainly)

    No pics yet, been run off my feet this past week...
     
  10. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Nope those look like perfectly healthy 3wk olds to me. I would also suggest like ML said to get a deeper waterer system in place.. since it's outside, try a rubber livestock bowl like this..

    Ignore duck in it lol

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