Pekin Duck Club!

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

  1. Anna6

    Anna6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Start with the layer or oyster shell, then go to Ca Gluc if those don't do the trick. But I bet they will. Early on in maturity, it sometimes takes time for the system to work the kinks out.
     
  3. TeenDuckLady

    TeenDuckLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was Si he was my best bud. One day my mother found him without a mark on him. WORST DAY EVER! [​IMG]
    Since then I now have a 4-5 week old Pekin named Bubbles. He is doing GREAT! [​IMG]
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  4. BattleFires

    BattleFires Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I'm new to the site but I've had ducks for about a year. I currently have two adult Pekins, two adult Muscovies, two duckling Pekins and a duckling Rouen. I've started them all as ducklings. There were two drakes but they have since gone to freezer camp.

    One of the Pekins I picked up two weeks ago doesn't seem to be growing as fast as the other. It's pretty skinny and has a hoarse sounding peep. The other two ducklings seem to be growing well so I can't figure out what the problem is.

    Anybody have an idea?
     
  5. wildsam

    wildsam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might be a deficiency. My Rouen duckling had that. Gave him chick electrolytes (from the feed store or TCS etc) and some niacin. The niacin HAS to be non flush and not a slow release one either. If you can't find niacin in the store go on eBay.
    Mix 500mg niacin in 1 gal drinking water for them. Won't hurt the others either so it's oki if you only have one watered that everyone can get to. You should see slow improvements within a few days. Hopefully.

    If not, I'm not sure what else you could try.
     
  6. latb611

    latb611 Out Of The Brooder

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    These are my 4 week old babies!
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

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  8. Julez21

    Julez21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too, have 2 Pekin ducklings.......how soon should I put "a bowl" of water in the brooder for them? They are in the brooder with 6 baby chicks (5 wks old), and I have been cleaning the cage twice a day cuz the ducks are so messy!! (God love em, though!!) Can I give any kinds of treats, yet?? :O)
     
  9. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't ever lol a bowl will flood the place, and they will be in it! are the pekin 5wks too? this sticky has a good idea on a container to reduce water spillage but still allow for nare cleaning

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711

    As for treats here is a chart, anything beyond their staple feed you'll need some chick grit

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/242460/the-ultimate-list-of-duck-treats-and-supplements

    As for mess, personally i'd pull the ducklings and create their own brooder... or move chicks elsewhere as two just aren't the best for compatibility due to the mess of ducks and their massive growth compared to chicks.
     
  10. BarnChickyOO

    BarnChickyOO Chillin' With My Peeps

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