Runner Ducklings doing great

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by aladatrot, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. aladatrot

    aladatrot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Well, my first attempt at raising runner ducklings seems to be going well. The "Lings" are growing like wild weeds, and are still getting along okay with their Packing Peanuts which turned out to be red broilers. I guess I lucked into that one. I have a 3 gallon water fount for them, and it is doing a fantastic job of keeping up with all their drinking and playing. I am going to have to figure something out for food though because the 14" or so feeder I have is emptying a few times a day. Little duck tummies and little broiler tummies are insatiable.

    I also have one pheasant in there. I bought three, but two found their way under the stall door before I could get some wood under it as a road block. Now, I can't really separate that pheasant or he'll be lonely. He is getting along fine with the other birds for now, but I watch him closely. I'd hate for something to happen to my little survivor.

  2. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 5, 2009
    New Hampshire
    Awe, come on, come on - pics please.
  3. jrleader99

    jrleader99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old are your runners? We picked up 8 runners on March 27th and they are getting so big. My wife and kids are ready for us to get more. They are feathering out nicely. Actually we thought one of them had their chest covered in mud but it was the fawn feathers coming in. They are getting soft and sleak.

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