Questions on my duck purchase.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Eris, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Eris

    Eris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm talking to someone off Craigslist about buying their 2 Pekin ducks. She says they are a sexed pair and are 14 months old. Here's the ad:

    "2 white pekin ducks. Donald and Daisy. She does lay eggs and are able to eat if picked and refridgraded daily. Approx 14 months old. Do not bite. Askin a rehoming of $30 will include nesting food and wadding pool. There poop is great for the grass. Free roaming also eats bug. Very cool pets. I'm just too wore out to do it any more. Plz contact me or my husband at * will be able to send pix on request"


    She even said she would deliver them, but I'm not sure if for a cost or not.

    So my questions, she's asking $30, is that a reasonable price?
    How long will a 50 pound bag of food last me with 2 ducks, if not free ranging?
    How long would I need to keep them in a pen before being able to free range them?
    What type of feed do they need at this age?
     
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok 1st and for most, that female should not be laying yet. 30 seems like a ok deal if it comes with food, pool, ect and they will deiliver.

    1. I think its a good price.if she is inculding all that stuff.
    2. Well, 1 duck will probably eat close to half a lb a day.
    3. I kept mine in their pen for 2 weeks before I let them out.
    4. I fed mine chicken food at that age.

    Check them out GOOD before you take them. And if you have other ducks make sure you put them in a seperate pen, you dont want to be spreding a sickness that can be avoided. Hope this helps!
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Ummmmm........ my Cayuga was laying at 8 months..... why wouldn't a Pekin duck be able to lay at 14 months???
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh oops! Did that say 14 MONTHS? I thought it said 14 weeks! I really need new glasses!
     

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