Pekin Duck Club!

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

  1. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a video I took of the difference.
    There are two hens down by lake to the left of the dock.
    It's hard to see them in the video but you can certainly HEAR them!
    Then at about 13 seconds in, you'll hear and see the male come in to the video from the right side of the screen and the hens start clucking at him.
    You can hear how he's more "croaky" and the girls are just LOUD! LOL!

    Can you hear the difference?

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    Last edited: Apr 12, 2014
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  2. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When will my Pekins start laying eggs? I know I have some females because most of them have very sharp quacks whereas the other 3 sound almost hoarse.
     
  3. jwalker2002

    jwalker2002 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been keeping by 2 Pekin Ducks in a kiddie pool, they are about 3 weeks old. I have just finished their duck house and going to start using it.

    I have a fenced in area for them to be in during the day with access to the house. At night when I put them in their house should I lock them up without access to outside ( to keep them safe from night creatures)? Also when inside their house at night do I give them access to water and food?
     
  4. pekinsRus

    pekinsRus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 Pekins will soon move outside. I am terrified to do it! We have a doghouse that is very nice & bought for them, and a chicken/ bunny run we have to put together & secure to the house. I lost my 4 Pekins on 2-1713 to fire & my stupidity! We are reprinting etc. in hope to sell our current home, so they should go outside, but I cannot do it. I need diaper information please.
    Thank you,
    Char:fl
     
  5. farmgirl360

    farmgirl360 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    had a duck named Aflac too he was the smartest and best duck in the universe
     
  6. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

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    Approx 20 - 24 weeks.
     
  7. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

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    Yes, do keep them locked up at night. We feed our ducklings 24/7 while in the brooder. Once outside we take up their food and water at night.
     
  8. jwalker2002

    jwalker2002 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you think 3 weeks old is to earlier to let them into duck enclosed and keep them in duck house? Also they have had a small pool of water maybe 16" round by 2" deep - when can a give them a deeper pool of water yo swim in ( turn kiddie pool they have been living in, into their pool)?
     
  9. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @jwalker2002

    I would not do that until they are 100% fully feathered. If they were with a momma duck, they'd be swimming at day 1-2, but its just totally different with broody moms. It's been awhile since I brooded ducklings without moms, but I always waited for those feathers.

    As far as deeper water, you need to be very careful to prevent drownings. I had an adult drown inside a 5 gal bucket waterer, so it does happen and you want to avoid it.
     
  10. luvmygrandducks

    luvmygrandducks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm curious about these "diapers" that I've seen mentioned here. It makes me laugh thinking about it but think it's a great idea! I can't wrap my imagination around what they look like. I have 2 Pekin ducklings that are 4-5 weeks old would love for them to hang out inside on occasion but it would be hard to follow them around the whole time with a pooper scooper:) does anyone have pics of their babies in diapers?
     

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