Runner ducks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Runner duck, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. Runner duck

    Runner duck New Egg

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    Hi everyone decided to join as I am brand new to keeping ducks, my first six ducks!! They are now approximately five weeks old, we have had them three weeks. During the night and colder wetter times of the day they are under heat in a pen kept in the garage. When the sun is out I transfer them to a run with splash pool. I feed them on duck/ chicken crumbs with brewers yeast and grit, I also give them fresh green vegetables and meal worms. They have access to water, with cider vinegar added, 24/7. They seem healthy enough and I clean them out daily is there anything else I should do/not do to have happy babes? Thanks guys UK girlie
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Oh, love those Runner Ducks! I have never kept them, but have seen them in the past. I LOVE how they all run together and their confirmation and stance. Just fun ducks to keep!

    You will definitely want to share pictures, stories and talk duck with other duck owners in our Duck section here... https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    So make yourself at home here! Enjoy all those duckies, they sure are adorable.

    Welcome to our roost! :)
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

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    Hey @Runner duck I am so happy you joined our roost at BYC! Here is our Learning Center link which is where you will be spending a lot of your time if you plan on researching chickens!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    I hope you enjoy BYC and make sure to post pictures of your flock and give us updates on how you are doing here

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/40/family-life-stories-pictures-updates All the best of luck to you and your flock and I hope you enjoy the Summer!
    Justin [​IMG]
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. I love the look of runner ducks myself. I never knew they existed till I joined BYC.
     
  8. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC!i love runner ducks!i have two myself!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. Runner duck

    Runner duck New Egg

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    Oh here comes my first question for you experts out there, one of my ducklings approximately five weeks old has developed a bald patch on his back. I haven't noticed him being pecked/bullied he has mostly down with some adult feathers. I am feeding starter duckling food with Brewers yeast, green veg, and meal worms and the odd snail/ slug. They are under heat, and when the weather is warm enough out in the run for a splash and play. What is going on, should I worry?
     

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