Some pics of my babies

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by zooweemama, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. zooweemama

    zooweemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    We were able to partition off a small run/yard for them outside. They will be 3 weeks old on Monday or Tuesday (unsure of which day was their hatch date). They were getting stuffy in their brooders and those Pekins are big fatties compared to the rest. I LOVE those guys. Everyone is doing great (if any of you have been following my drama- zero sneezing, some had goopy eyes that have cleared up when offering a kiddie pool of water to fully bathe in). I think using plastic totes are just not ideal for brooders for us. When their bedding gets damp (which is a zillion times a day because they are water pigs and I do 3 tub changes(removal/adding of pine shavings per bin each day) it heats up - the moisture is trapped in because ventilation is just not great in those things. That damp bedding also is like a compost and it actually gives OFF heat and when the ambient temp is 80 and they are sitting on a warm bed= extra hot.

    Someone suggested holes and we will be drilling some in the bins for the next group coming this week. I will also tryout hay/straw instead of pine shavings for bedding because they seem to give me an allergy or something. Yuck!

    Anyway pics right?

    Their first day outside in their temporary yard:
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    This one is Tiny. She is TINY. The runt of the group.
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    So far the Pekins are my fave. (new to ducks) And they are just a big giant hot mess. They are full of spunk, personality, are huge and soooo MESSY! LOL
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2012
  2. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GOR-G-US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. jessiduck

    jessiduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful!!! they're so cute! Try the hay!!! It is the best thing ! It cuts down on odor and helps with allergies!
    Enjoy your babies!!!!![​IMG]
     
  4. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    As you have said ducks can be really messy in a brooder so i use newspaper on the bottom layers then a few layers of paper towel. Much easier to clean up.
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    [​IMG] me too!
     
  7. wyoangel

    wyoangel Out Of The Brooder

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    What a wonderful home you have created!!!! Just perfect! :)
     
  8. ChickenCrazy8

    ChickenCrazy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww[​IMG] Your grass is amazing!!!
     
  9. Nychickenfam

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    Adorable!!!! They look soooo happy....Good Job
     
  10. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute - not much is cuter than a little duckling!
     

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