Pekin Duck Club!

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

  1. farmgirl360

    farmgirl360 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look I am just caring for the baby ducks and I wasn't smart with u I was caped the letters to get ur attention to the post and to make sure anybody else knew weather they were just starting to own a duck for the first time or forgot [​IMG] so next time maybe u mention that in the original look i was concerned and that did not mean that this had to become a war srry
     
  2. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

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    I didn't think you were being smart with me at all. I appreciated you bringing the point up. I did look at mine to edit, but I wasn't telling the poster what to feed or what not to feed.
     
  3. farmgirl360

    farmgirl360 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well how can I bring the point up and not tell it and srry I thought u were being smart srry my mistake
     
  4. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

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    No problem at all. You clarified it in a later post but some folks might get frightened when reading your first reply that didn't specify.
     
  5. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You still have not addressed why medicated feed will kill ducklings.....continue unfounded fears for new duckling owners.

    Clint
     
  6. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From everything that I have read, the medication that used to be added to starter feeds was dangerous to ducklings, NOT the medication that is commonly added today (amprolium-- as Clint wrote already) ... Metzer's website also states that medicated feed today can be fed without any issues. Read labels, do your homework.
     
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  7. Julez21

    Julez21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two Pekins are 5 weeks old tomorrow. I too, am wondering when I can let them swim and play in water. I'm here in Michigan. so the weather is still 40's to 50's, so I still have them in the house. How do I know if they are dry enough if I do let them play in water and what temp does it have to be outside for them to stay outside? Still trying to figure out how I can post a pic of them, but my computer skills are less than great!! lol[​IMG]
     
  8. farmgirl360

    farmgirl360 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Read labels and do homework I was bringing the issue up u guys are wasting my morining u guys are makin a mountain out of a mole hill
    I was concerned and I live on a farm and I have raise many ducks and chickens so I wouldn't feel comfortable feeding it to my ducks at all it is the VIEWER OF THE POST OWN OPION SO ANYBODY WHO DISAGREES CAN SERTENLY DO SO BUT MY LOOK ON IT STAYS THE SAME
     
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  9. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, and welcome to BYC!
    My Pekins would swim in freezing cold water puddles from my garden hose and the temps at that time were 60 and below, they were 4-5 weeks old when they did that.
    However, if you let them play in water in colder weather, make sure that they get dried offf or they could chill.
    Normally ducks in the wild or ducks raised by their mother have oil on their down/feathers to help keep them watertight but, ducks hatched from an incubator can't get any oil from their mom's feathers thus making it easier for them to get chilled when wet for too long.
    As far as posting pictures------------------ when you click "reply", above the posting body are various buttons. The 8th button from the left or the button with the mountain picture is the one to click on for posting pictures. Just click on it and follow the instructions.
    Hope this helps.
     
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  10. jandavis

    jandavis Out Of The Brooder

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    I read not to feed ducklings chick starter, so the last two duckling families (six in each one) I raised on corn mash, then went to cracked corn, then to shelled corn. They all did just fine. But when I bought these last two duckling I am raising now, I asked them at Tractor Supply, where I bought them, what they feed the new ducklings. They said they feed the ducklings and the baby chicks Chick Starter, so that's what I've got these two on. They are three weeks old now and seem fine. In another week I'll switch to corn scratch. Farm Girl, what do you feed your new ducklings?
     

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