Saxony Duck Thread!

MagpieDucks

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[COLOR=333333]Hey all! I have a Saxony duck, who I would like to take to the park. I found a Valhoma Mesh Chicken Harness - Hot Pink - Rooster online. Will this work? It is size medium and is said to fit a rooster. It is also an adjustable harness. It is around $17. Please let me know if this would be good to get her. Here is the site if you like to get a better look: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Valhoma-Corporation-625481-Mesh-Chicken-Harness-Hot-Pink-Rooster/47853860[/COLOR] [COLOR=333333]
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It might be a bit small. Try going for a L or XL.
 

Ducklover3449

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Hey all! I found a 72" x 48" metal cage online for around $60. It is metal and has a waterproof cover. Is this big enough for two Saxony ducks to sleep at night? I give them free range when I am out there with them, but when I'm not, I put them in their enclosure due to predators. Let me know if I should get this for my 2 ducks. the height is 24 in.




or, should I get this 86" L x 40" W metal cage for $70. It is also metal, and has a waterproof cover. please let me know which is the better buy, or if i should get them at all. I will secure both enclosures with zip ties, ropes...etc. the height is 28 on edge, and 40 in the middle.


 

Gayle Ambrosini

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Holderread stock by way of other breeders and poultry showers. New Holderread stock for me this year.
Yeah I got mine directly from them a year ago this month'
They'd shipped 12, 1 died in transit and one was sickly from the start and died at around 2 months. The rest were good healthy ducks and still are.
Hey you know about eggs, when do they visibly start moving around in there?
 

MagpieDucks

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[COLOR=333333]Hey all! I found a 72" x 48" metal cage online for around $60. It is metal and has a waterproof cover. Is this big enough for two Saxony ducks to sleep at night? I give them free range when I am out there with them, but when I'm not, I put them in their enclosure due to predators. Let me know if I should get this for my 2 ducks. the height is 24 in. 
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[COLOR=333333]or, should I get this [COLOR=111111]86" L x 40" W  metal cage for $70. It is also metal, and has a waterproof cover. please let me know which is the better buy, or if i should get them at all. I will secure both enclosures with zip ties, ropes...etc. the height is 28 on edge, and 40 in the middle. [/COLOR][/COLOR]

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Personally I would get the second one but either one would be fine. Just make sure it's secure to the ground and that nothing can get in.
 

dotknott

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Yeah I got mine directly from them a year ago this month'
They'd shipped 12, 1 died in transit and one was sickly from the start and died at around 2 months. The rest were good healthy ducks and still are.
Hey you know about eggs, when do they visibly start moving around in there?

Well you can see formation at about a week but it's just veins and a heartbeat. I don't think I've been able to see much after day 21, but up until then there's movement all along the way.
 

Carmenia Farm

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Hi Saxony fans! I need your expertise. I'm posting 2 pics, each have pair of yellow ducklings sold to me as purebred Saxonies, now 5 weeks old. The others are Saxony/Ancona crosses sold to me by the same person. I'm beginning to suspect that those little yellow babes are not Saxonies. They are much smaller than the "Saxony/Ancona crosses" of same age and IMO PB Saxonies should be faster growing. Thoughts? Their feathers are just starting to turn brown so wondering if these are actually chocolate Anconas?
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