So... I got back into ducks...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chicken_boy_Kurt, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    I bought six Call ducklings from a friend's parents in my 4-H club, and they're currently making me kick out my resident chickens (I only have four, and I need to simplify and downsize because of college). So I'll probably be keeping the best trio from that. Maybe a quad, though. And then I'm buying my friend's trio of Saxony hens from Holderread's. Speaking of which, does anyone know where I could buy a nice Saxony drake? Would I just contact Holderread's? Do they sell adults/juveniles?

    But yeah, I'm really excited, 'cause it's been awhile since I've owned ducks. And I've always wanted Calls. :]
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    That's great. You'll really enjoy the Calls.
    What color?
     
  3. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    They're white; not my favorite color, but I'm still excited.
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Congrats! I had a call pair, but I traded them for two female khakis, I was in need of eggs. I had a black bibbed, and a grey pied, the bibbed was the female, and the pied was the male. post pics when you can!
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Welcome back to Duckdom! [​IMG]
     
  6. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you live? I still have a couple of very pretty drakes from this summer's hatch for another week. I outcrossed Holderread's to another line and they are beauties! Not much use if you aren't nearby though. I'm in Eastern WA.
     
  7. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Quote:I'm in PA. [​IMG] How much would you charge for the bird and shipping?
     
  8. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh man, I would have on idea how to ship him! I don't even have a local Post Office any more. So sorry!

    I could ship eggs next spring, if you want to try to hatch them (and I won't ding you a fortune on them either!). I don't have breeders separated out now and they aren't laying a whole lot atm in any case, pretty wintery here.
     
  9. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    GrannyCarol are you very far from a post office? I can tell you how to ship him if it wouldn't be a long way for you to go to a PO.
    Shipping loves from WA to PA MIGHT be pretty costly, though. You could call and find out.
     
  10. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not really comfortable trying to ship an adult duck, I think it would be really stressful on my boy.
     

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