*pic* Silver Laced Wyandotte chick and Cayuga duckling! (:

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chick1043, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2012

  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Crowing

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
  3. chiqita

    chiqita Crowing

    Aug 29, 2011
    San Jose, Ca
    Be careful raising a duck with chickens and no other ducks. If its a drake it will often think it should mate with the chickens and can hurt your girls. Other then that gratz! Cayugas are the most beautiful duck out there. and they are bigger then a Khaki Campbell and smaller then a Ruen!
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2012
  4. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Songster

    May 14, 2011
    SOOOO Cute.
    Cayuga ducks do not get HUGE but they do get to be about 6-7 pounds. They are IMO one of the friendliest ducks out there.
    I too caution about ducks in with chickens. Ducks need water to swim in and can drown a chicken easily.
    Mine were excellent mothers and hatched many babies for me.
    They are not aggressive in my experience.
    Enjoy your new friends.
  5. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    Thanks everyone :) When Nemo is old enough to go outside I'll get him/her a kitty pool :) Day 3 and Nemo is doing great!! Nemo really likes to cuddle and also gets a large boost of energy about noonish! lol He/she reminds me of a puppy because he/she likes to play games with my hand lol I'm more of worried about how the chickens will act around Nemo than Nemo around the chickens.

    I heard you can tell if its a boy or girl by the sound of it quack when they get older and their tail feathers; curly tail feathers are boys..Is there any other way to find out quicker? I guess I'm just so anxious!! :)
  6. crchickens

    crchickens Chirping

    Jul 9, 2011
    Blue Ridge, TX
    I got two silver Wyandottes today too!!
  7. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    Yay!! xD I can't wait until mine grows up!! lol This evening I was very surprised to see her wing feathers grown in a lot more than when I saw them this morning!


  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Ducks grow FAST! Cayugas are my absolute favorite ducks - I have 8 of them, four drakes and four ducks.

    The males don't quack much and its a sort of gabble, low volume and low tone. The girls are the noisier ones but Cayugas are fairly quiet, even the girls. Mine only quack when they get annoyed about something and it's just a quick 3-quack complaint.

    They are fairly large ducks. Their black feathers have an iridescent sheen of green, sometimes blue, sometimes purple to them. Gorgeous!
  9. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    I have a feeling (I don't know for sure) that Nemo is a drake:) He/she has very low vocals it sounds like

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