The Duck Thread

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

  1. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting assistance tonight with the present wrapping
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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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  3. patolocoeggs

    patolocoeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    With young ducklings I recommend spending a lot of time interacting with them. This will make them very friendly and not afraid. I sit right down on the ground with them and let them climb all over me like I'm a jungle gym. After a few weeks of playing with them like this, they follow me all over the place and look forward to seeing me. Treats like romaine lettuce help too :)
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    I cannot get over how they have grown, and they look like great lil helpers too.
     
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  5. patolocoeggs

    patolocoeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Some do, some don't. They require long daylight hours as in the Spring & Summertime. So in the colder months, artificial lighting is needed. A low wattage LED bulb works great.
     
  6. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    I can't wait for ducklings... Come duckies lay eggs!
     
  7. jtn42248

    jtn42248 Overrun With Chickens

    My Khaki Campbell drake and Blue Swedish duck have been mating and she built a nest, laid 5 eggs, sat for a little more than a day and abandoned the nest. So, I now have 5 eggs incubating. This is my first attempt to incubate so it is probably a good thing there are only 5 eggs just in case they all hatch. I don't know if they will hatch or not and since they have only been in the incubator for a couple of days there is nothing to see...yet. I do feel pretty sure they are fertile since the pair were mating several times a day leading up to the egg laying. So, I am thinking, if they do hatch, I may have some little cuties around mid January.

    Does anyone have any idea what father Khaki mother Swedish offspring might be like?
     
  8. tmonaa16

    tmonaa16 Out Of The Brooder

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    Saw all the duck pictures in this thread. Made me look back at all my pictures of my ducks. I swear they grow up so fast [​IMG]
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    They really do, such sweet pics too.
     
  10. tmonaa16

    tmonaa16 Out Of The Brooder

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    @miss lydia should I just give up on my ducks with sitting? She shares a nest with my other female, and now they have 19 in the nest. It's been over a week now. I've been getting advised to let nature take it's course and leave it, or to get them and incubate it myself.

    [​IMG][​IMG] irdk what to do.
     

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