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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DenverDucky, Feb 6, 2013.
My four drakes free range night and day. I let my hens out during the day often.
Can u guys post pics of your feeders & water containers. My duckies are getting big & the ones @ TSC are for beaks it seems, not bills .
I use plastic dish pans for my grown ducks.
once ducklings are about grown usually 6-8 weeks mine get buckets I buy them at my grocery deli they are food safe. about 1 dollar a piece and they come in 1-2-3 gal.
Modified waterer. My also have rubber bowls deep enough to dunk their heads. Mud not included - always add by my girls.
This is a temp home, they will be moving into a bigger brooder in just a couple weeks. I do have heat lamp setup for them but turn it off during the day because were their located stays very warm during the daytime. And I'm loving them so far!
! I was pleasantly surprised in how affectionate ducks can be & how vocal. I'm still trying to learn their ducky language, lol! I use unmedicated chick feed, chick grit (only for the last week), & I mix electrolytes & probiotics in their water. Be careful of pine chips bc some duckies will eat them. I don't know if any of this is helpful, but I hope so .
Me too! these two calm right down when held and are very curious. come right to me whatever side of the brooder I come to
All those things are helpful because I'm new to ducks and I want to do everything right by them as I do with all my animals! Luckily these two don't seem to bother the pine chips... they are more interested in water,food, waddling around and napping
I am still feeding my piggies.. no wait pekin at night, so switched to a 2GAL flat backed bucket and have a rubber bowl up on a block so they don't knock/tip it over.
Here i'll add an updated pic of my half dozen... Almost fully feathered.