The Brooding of Allie, Casey and Latte

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tevyes Dad, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Tevyes Dad

    Tevyes Dad Leader of the Quack

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    Thanks! [​IMG]

    Duckings grow up SOOO fast - much faster than a kitten or a puppy. My heart is heavy with the knowledge that without a tragedy, I probably won't get any more ducks due to space issues. So I live vicariously through others' 'lings (and call ducks, and Muscovies) that I can't get. (We all have a little Julie in us.) So I hope others in this situation can enjoy mine in the same way. Plus the people here are great! And since I made my own thread... I don't pollute other threads with tons of "here are my duckies" pics. You can enjoy them self-choice just like my ducks get their oyster shell... [​IMG]
     
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  2. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Is it Spring yet?? Premium Member

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    Hey, Tony, would you please take a photo of the weighing process or just a pic of the scale(s) you use for little & adult birb ducks? Pretty please? [​IMG]

    Thanks for sharing the great baby photos!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Tevyes Dad

    Tevyes Dad Leader of the Quack

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    Baby birbs are food Small Scale I bought this scale because the food scale I had used a removable dish on top and the ducklings would rock it around which would scare them which would make the squirm more. This scale has a nice flat surface and is very low profile so the lings barely know they are being weighed. I just need to erect a fence with my hands for a second or two and I get a stable weight.

    Grown birds are babies. Someone already did a great review of the scale I use for the adults: Big Scale

    The process is just like taking pictures... Just keep trying until the <bleep> bird stays still long enough. [​IMG]

    And when my cute adorable babies turn into geeky teenage train wrecks, you and VP will be providing the cute and adorable... [​IMG]
     
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  4. MamaDux

    MamaDux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @ Debs Flock: Earthworms above Tony's head? Hmm, I may just have to try that :) We will figure something out to get more adorable pics of the 3 'lings, I'm sure. Right now all it takes is something shiny and they all have to go and investigate.
     
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  5. MamaDux

    MamaDux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, Patti :) They are soooo cute! Can't keep my hands off of them ... Make me fall in love with duckies all over again. And I'm also not complaining about the bonus cuddling. Right now I find myself coming home at lunch just so I can spend 20 minutes with the lil girls.
     
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  6. MamaDux

    MamaDux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silly hubby - I know the little girl isn't going to care, but I think that it's sweet that you changed the spelling, just the same. Thank you.
     
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    MamaDux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, seems to me you have some Julie B. in you as well - lol - seems the cute just brings that out in us. Love it.
     
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  8. MamaDux

    MamaDux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much! Yes, couldn't agree more. It's tough but I am willing to subject myself to this seeing as it only lasts a few weeks *pout*. Yes, the brooder, although a bit too big for the babies, is awesome. Once they become teenagers, it will be just perfect. :)
    Yes, right now the sleepy chirps are my favorites.

    Yvonne
     
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    MamaDux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes - especially when they are ready to fall asleep *sigh*
    They just are; we have to accept that fact. I was a crazy cat person pre 'lings but I am a converted woman now. Cats are okay to pet and hold now but having a duckling cuddle in my hand, nestle in my hair ... nothing cuter.
     
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    MamaDux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it bad to admit that I noticed that when I opened the box BUT what I noticed more were the obviously healthy, breathing, fluffy beings in front of my eyes. :)
     
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