The Duck Thread

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

  1. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    That looks within normal range, though I might think whether they're getting enough grit.
     
  2. LittleBlu

    LittleBlu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They haven't been free ranging because it's freezing and stormy up here. They're eatubg Purina Sunrise mix
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    Are you giving grit along with it? very important for them to have grit to help "chew" up their feed.
     
  4. LittleBlu

    LittleBlu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it not in their food?
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    No I have only seen grit in a brand of 7 way scratch I use to buy but reg feed doesn't have it.
     
  6. maranfarmer563

    maranfarmer563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New duck owner here. Can my crested drake breed and fertilize 10 hen kakhi Campbells. Want ducklings for Easter.
     
  7. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Don't see why not... You will have some neat cross breeds!
     
  8. maranfarmer563

    maranfarmer563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drake is a kakhi too,just wondering if 10 is too many hens for him
     
  9. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Oh duh sorry... I would guess that depends on the drake, if he has favourites or if alpha hens keep the lesser girls away from him
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    Yes he can it's not safe to breed one crested with another crested. other than that I don't see any . You are aware of the health problems crested can have? https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/837366/crested-ducks-the-whole-picture


    He probably won't mate with 10 ducks, but he may try. put him on some good vitamins. LOL
     
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