Pekin Duck Club!

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

  1. jaimitastic

    jaimitastic Out Of The Brooder

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    Does this sound like it will be secure enough?

    The whole perimeter and top of the run will be chain link fence. The bottom 3' will be skirted with 1/2" hardware cloth. The top three feet will be chicken wire. The bottom and top will be chicken wire. The whole run will be 8x6' and 6' tall.

    The most likely predators are hawks stray cats/dogs, possibly raccoons and possums. We live in the suburbs so I'm not too concerned about coyotes/foxes, etc.
     
  2. nate1the1great1

    nate1the1great1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep he died late last night also his eyes i would try opening and when I did water and almost blood came out so i told my mom cause she's a nurse and I asked and she said it looks like an infection and I would be surprised if it lived and it died but I have another 20 eggs hatching soo ya im not so much upset but it breaks my heart when I couldn't do anything bout it
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

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    I agree warm epsom salt water then triple antibiotic or Neosporin nothing with pain killer in it. . and do not let the duckling drink the ES water it is also a laxative.
     
  4. nate1the1great1

    nate1the1great1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It died :(
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

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    I'm so sorry, do you have any idea what was wrong, some thing other than the foot maybe?
     
  6. nate1the1great1

    nate1the1great1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes its eyes had a bad infection and idk what the problem with its foot was!!
     
  7. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

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    So sorry to hear it died[​IMG]
     
  8. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

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    Anything to keep predators from digging under?
     
  9. jaimitastic

    jaimitastic Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, it will have the chicken wire. My DH actually wants to line the bottom with plywood.
     
  10. bird lover 34

    bird lover 34 Out Of The Brooder

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    We don't know about the khaki yet. We think she might be a female. She is in shock and walks with a limp. We have her back in a brooder coop to heal. The Pekin duck is a drake. He is a year old now. Thanks so much for the feed back.
     

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