The Duck Thread

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

  1. Y-Knot

    Y-Knot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Miss Lydia

    I'll keep them in the bedroom a bit longer. Their part of the duck house will have a brooder lamp at night. It is rather warm here so I don't think they need to stay in too long but I won't be letting them out before they get fairly feathered. I wouldn't let them spend the night outside without the lamp until they get all their feathers.

    Mine present crew love worms. They enjoy other things too but worms are the cats meow. I just feel guilty about catching live worms to feed them.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    We go out in summer and dig worms for ours half the time we have to scoot them out of the hole and watch we don't cut off a foot they are so wanting to help. lol Sounds like you have the rest covered be sure to post pics when they arrive.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    I love them, really precious babies you got there. The one on tippy toes is so cute.
     
  4. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So stinkin' cute! I love duckling pics and they grow so fast.
     
  5. Kaessa

    Kaessa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the cutest picture ever.
     
  6. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol, they love my phone - and my shiny engagement ring, for that matter - and are always trying to bite at the screen. I downloaded that ant smasher app and they try to peck at the ants as they march down the screen, haha.
     
  7. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We finally got a better pool for the ducks. The kiddie pool worked great but was really bending and starting to crack. So got one of the short stock tanks from TSC and it looks nice and neat and should last a long time. The ducks love it because they can actually dive and their feet don't touch the ground. My drake still hasn't figured out how to get in but somehow all the girls have no problem. I think that crest of his must take away some IQ points, lol.

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    "Oh, this is new"
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    "Water!"
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    "Life is good"
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  8. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    @RowJimmy1868My mallards stay on the property when they are out. Plenty of food and a nice sized hand dug pond. The furthest they've been in the year that I've owned them was on the other side of the road (still my property). As soon i as I said duck duck duck, back they flew.

    If you plan on leaving them out to freely fly between multiple ponds in x amount of acres you should be prepared for predators.
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    They look so happy. very nice set up, maybe pick Mr drake up and set him inside he looks so interested in the last pic. How many gallons ?
     
  10. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. It's 50 gallons so I expect to have to empty it every other day or so. It didn't seem to hold that much more than the kiddie pool just deeper so that they can really swim. Mr. Drake is not very friendly so trying to catch him is a big production and then when I put him in he is happy till my girls chase him out. He just run out of the pool any way he can and ends up jumping off whatever side is closer not using the rocks inside. I made another set of stairs so maybe he will try those? Right now he just quacking up a storm because all the girls and in there and he just goes around the stairs. If I put him on them he is so scared that he wigs out when I let go. This year we are working on the entire yard to get the regular mud under control so when I finally landscape their pool area I will post more pics.
     

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