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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KansasKid, Sep 3, 2010.
do you know where you can get mandarins in louisiana
Destin- the only thing I have left at the house is a pair of Amherst and a ruddy shelduck male. Plus a hanful of domestics. The mergansers died on me , something got the ruddy hen...and I couldn't keep a pheasant chick alive for nothing. Hope things went better for you?
As far as pumps go its an Oiless sump pump form atwoods and I think I explained how I was filtering it on one of these pages.
I had about my regular hatchout on stuff .I did lose a couple dozen assorted babies due to a pen escape. Only one gosling hatchout but he lived.Not bad all in all.If my baikal eggs turn out fertile in a month Ill be real happy. I dont use any filtration on my pond
That's good to hear. Have my fingers crossed for ya on the baikals!
nice thread! Im trying to come up with some ideas for a nicer area for my three ducks (soon to be 2.. only ones a girl)
Right now I have a temporary mini chicken coop with a plastic baby pool inside Premier One portable netting..
soooo,i have completely fallen in love with ornamentals/wildfowl! the problem is that i will probably will be moving house in a year-2 years so i don't want to build an aviary because i will have to take it all down again when we move so i have to wait like 2 years!!! my patience is aweful.
anyway i have already planned it and i will se what your guys think.
so it will be about 16x60 and i was wondering how many birds i will be able to fit in there comfortably. i am looking at mandarins,wood ducks,teals,pintails,widgens and whistling ducks.
i would like to be able to sell some of the offspring. presumably that mean i need 2 pairs of each variety so i can sell unrelated pairs (male from one pairs clutch and female from the others.)
what do you think of this plan? i am aware i may not be able have all these breeds but yeh.... your verdict will decide!
Or you could make a small one now that could easily be taken apart and moved later and Then you could build new or add on later. I'm using a green house frame now to rehab a kestrel and works great. It could easily be unbolted and moved somewhere...as far as your other questions I'll have to answer tomorrow when I'm more awake (2:24 am here)
we don't really have enough space in our current property,good idea though and i hoe your kestrel does well!
no problem about answering the other questions tomorrow!
I love finally finding people around my age who love waterfowl I am so excited