Discussion in 'Ducks' started by shmooborp, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    welll helllooo there! ok.. so im gonna be incubating some duck eggs here pretty soon... so i wanted to know what the positive things about keeping ducks [​IMG] .. not the negatives... cuz i already know they are messy.. and if u have any helpful tips about ur experiance whith keeping ducks with what works and what doesent.. thanks alot for all the help!
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2008
  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    They are more affectionate than ducks (I think)
    When you go outside they follow you (if you bond with them)
    There is a HUGE bond between you and them if you spend time with it
    Not as mean as chickens
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2008
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Here is a positive:


    What more do you need? [​IMG]
  4. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Well, you will grow very attached to a few (if not all) of them.

    They will eat slugs!

    They will never fail to make you laugh, if you watch them long enough.

    They are little feathered packages of joy. Remember to take time every day to acknowledge this.
  5. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    omg! wildsky its sooo cute!! i sure hope myn hatch!! omg... melting into a puddle of goo ... are they louder than chickens? btw im getting runner duck eggs [​IMG] wow.. soo cute... any one have any helpful; tips on keeping ducks that u have hads experiance from?
  6. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    In my experience, runner ducks are noiser than other ducks. Females are louder than males. My ducks are loudest when they want out in the morning. Otherwise they are relatively quiet.

    There are lots of tips on this site, if you search. I just don't feel like re-iterating them all right now, unless you have a specific question. Call me lazy.
  7. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    It is a duck. What is more positive then that?
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    They're CUTE!!! Make that ADORABLE!!!!! They splash in the water and it's so fun to watch! They have the cutest little quacks! AND... they do that cute little tail/butt wiggle thing that they do.... hehehehe Ducks are the cutest!!! I'll probably get some...someday [​IMG]
  9. ladywolfe

    ladywolfe Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    We just hatched a reuen duckling ( i think thats how u spell it ) And he's so cute!!! we named him Howard lol after the movie....
    Too bad we can't keep him bc we don't have a lake or other ducks.... lol but i can't get over how cute they are. For some reason though he lets the chicks we have him in with pick on him when he's twice their size... btw, can ducklings swim in water b4 they have their feathers bc i could have sworn i saw a mother with ducklings and she lets them swim fuzz and all? can it be the same with tame ducklings?
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    I must say, after only one day with ducklings, they are SO very very easy for little kids to handle. My daughter is almost 5, and my son almost 10 - and both of them had two ducks each on their laps, the little things just sat down, they tried all the clothing and fingers and such to see if anything tasted good - but they were not nearly as jumpy around as chicks.

    My kids are totally in love! (OK OK we all are [​IMG] )

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