Raising Runners In Winter

FoodFreedomNow

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Month old Runner ducklings hatched from my BBS and fawn & white stock. Looks to me like 2 fawn & white, 2 silver, and 2 blue. They go out in a plastic mil-wrapped hoop tractor during the day (if warm enough) and spend their nights inside a heated garage bay. A straw-filled litter pan works nicely as a bed.

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Second pic is bath time - too chilly to bathe outdoors, but the tub works just fine (followed by blow-drying). Look at the fawn & white one...his or her coloring is really coming in. :love

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It's more work raising these guys in winter, but it's worth it!
 

FoodFreedomNow

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Thanks, @Miss Lydia! And I have another small group that should be hatching shortly after Christmas. The adults aren't laying right now, so I'm glad I set their eggs while I could. :)
 

FoodFreedomNow

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Your going to be over run with Runners!
LOL!! I actually have a couple of people waiting on the next hatch, so I'm not venturing into hoarder territory yet. :lau It's just too much fun hatching them! I keep hoping the F&W breed with the BBS, but so far, they seem to stick to their own colors (though the F&W drake is very popular with the other girls).
 

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