Raising and caring for ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jdywntr, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Very sweet :love They'll get use to their new home it just takes a while... Get some yummy dried meal worms that will make them happy.
     
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  2. gilbert2

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    You've gotta love those meal worms! I try to keep a bag of them on hand all the time.
     
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  3. KateySue

    KateySue Chirping

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    Is there a way for me to tell about how old my ducklings are? We bought them from Rural King, and they were already on the larger side. We have 3 Khaki Campbells and 3 White Layers. 2/3 of the Layers look like they have some white coming in under the yellow fluff.

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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Couple weeks I guess! Such cute little things:love
     
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  5. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

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    I want to cuddle them!
     
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  6. WhtRos2

    WhtRos2 Chirping

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    What are you using for bedding on your baby ducklings? Some people recommend sand for their chicks instead of pine shavings. Would this work for ducklings?
     
  7. Sarkchick

    Sarkchick Songster

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    I used shavings. Ducklings are way more messy than chicks. So not sure how sand would work.

    Get some pictures the first couple days, they grow so fast
     
  8. Searsmom

    Searsmom Crowing

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    Agreed, even with shavings if I didn't change the bedding at least twice weekly the stench from poop soaked in water was horrendous. I can't imagine the weight and difficulty of changing wet poopy sand. In an outdoor enclosure it sounds ideal though.
     
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