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Raising ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chixlittel, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. Chixlittel

    Chixlittel Chirping

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    Hello. I have 11 chickens. I was at tractor supply tonite getting feed, and what do I see? Baby ducks. Now I'm contemplating getting 2 ducks for pets, and eggs. But I'm having a hard time finding any info on raising ducks online. If anyone can lead me in the right direction on info that would be great. Some questions I have are

    Do they need to be as hot as baby chicks when in the brooder?

    What do they eat?

    Can they live with my chickens?

    Are they cold tolerant?

    Thank you :)
     
  2. enriquec

    enriquec Chirping

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    I'm surprised you had trouble finding info. Search right here. A lot of what I find on Google leads here.
     
  3. meendog10

    meendog10 In the Brooder

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    Yes. Same as chickens. Sometimes. Yes.
     
  4. Chixlittel

    Chixlittel Chirping

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    Anyone have any good websites to read up on?. I've been searching, but it's hard to find a specific site for info.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

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  6. mikeru

    mikeru In the Brooder

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    if you type is ducks as pets you will lind a great deal of info. They can be trained too1
     
  7. enriquec

    enriquec Chirping

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    They're super easy to train. It made me think they were really smart for awhile [​IMG]
     

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