Some Pekin Ducklings..........WANTED!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken7777, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys, my chicks are doing great. Like I wrote in my last thread I am looking for some Pekin ducklings. Currently there is someone around my area that only has some adults available; two hens and one male i think, but I dont know if I should take them or if I should buy some ducklings instead.
    I have been told that it is better to get ducklings due to how they will be very tame with you and let you grab them compared to already adults(they are 4-5months old I think) that are afraid if they were not raised by you.
    I was thinking about this and wanted to know some other things about them....


    1. Would it be okay to add Pekin Ducklings with my chicks that I just received from Ideal Poultry?

    2. If i would get adults, would they start laying eggs for consumption...Do they lay eggs for consumption most of the time?

    3. Would they start breeding since they are about 4-5 months old already, or only in spring?

    4. DOES ANYONE THAT LIVES IN THE ORLANDO, FL AREA HAVE ANY Day old-week old PEKIN DUCKLINGS!!!

    Or Would like to order together once Ideal does have day old pekin ducklings since I wouldnt like to buy other/more poultry just to buy the day old pekins.
    Would love to have some...........[​IMG]
    Thanks very much!
     

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