The Duck Thread

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

  1. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Pea gravel is nice because it easy to hose out/off, but pea gravel and stepping stone would look sharp and be very easy to clean with a hose. Oh but sod provides a snack for you flock.
    By the way those are amazingly cute babies they look a little like penguins :)
     
  2. LittleBlu

    LittleBlu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they were tripping over their feet and their legs trembled. One would also step on her own feet when just standing. I try and spray it with a mist of water to get It to stick to their food so its not dusty like that. Thank you for replying
     
  3. Homie Ducks

    Homie Ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Homie ducks - very cute!!

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    Here are my two Muscovy babies. Can anyone tell me how/when to determine gender? They were about 5 weeks in the pics.

    Thanks!
     
  5. Amykins

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    LOL that's my absolute favorite angle on duckies, looking at them headlong like that always makes me crack u p, every time! They're just so silly. All schnozz. <3
     
  6. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

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    Pool party!
     
  7. KMSonthecoast

    KMSonthecoast Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks you.. I had similar thoughts...
     
  8. LittleBlu

    LittleBlu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey I'm post about black Swedish here because I'm hoping I'll get a faster response. When do they start laying eggs? (They are 1month and 1week some odd days) I need to know so I can start leading to their nesting boxes. Also, do Black Swedish fly? It may be a dumb question but I was told that certain duck/chicken breeds cannot fly because it was breeder out of them, they're too heavy
     
  9. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Especially as they mature, many domestic breeds don't do much more than long hops. I have runners and they don't really fly. My buff drake can get over a three foot high fence with a running jump and flapping his wings.

    My runners started laying between 16 and 22 weeks of age. The larger the breed, the later the first average egg-laying. I would think your would start closer to 20 weeks.
     
  10. LittleBlu

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    Their weight is 7lb. They are 5 weeks something days ATM. Thank you for the information! I wasn't sure because I have heard multiple sides
     

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