The Duck Thread

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZakoHero, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. kalibus330

    kalibus330 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I'm getting rid of 2 of them because they are trying to get one of my chickens and we don't have enough money to get many females is 2 good for one male or so I need 3 I'm not going to breed I have enough birds as it is
     
  2. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I will be getting an orphan 4 week old duckling in a few days
    How can I tame him and make him friendly?
     
  3. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

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    for the first few days just talked to him. He will need a few days to settle down after being moved into a new home. put you hand into the tote and try to hand feed him when he has settled down. once he is comfortable eating from you, you can start holding him. i did this with my first duck and she would sit on my shoulder and ride on my like a parrot. I could also talk to her and she would talk back. Good luck. Is it a wild duck?
     
  4. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the advice
    He is a mixed breed a friend was given and knew we had poultry already
     
  5. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

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    Wild babies don't usually live long... [​IMG]
     
  6. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    He is a mix of blue Swedish and Aylesbury
     
  7. chicken-n-worms

    chicken-n-worms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Question??? My pekin duck just laid her first egg but it was shell less is this normal for Ducks? I do feed shells back to them and the other ducks is fine so are the chickens [​IMG]
     
  8. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

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    not sure what you mean
     
  9. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    For a first time layer, jelly eggs are quite normal. It often isn't that they're low on calcium, they're just getting their egg making bits tuned up for full time laying.

    If you're worried, off them a bit more calcium in the form of oyster shell, if you think the egg shells you are feeding to the girls aren't enough. But they should work it out in time.
     
  10. chicken-n-worms

    chicken-n-worms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay Thank You I know its normal in hens sometimes but I will also pick up some oyster shell too thanks
     

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