The Duck Thread

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

  1. LadyIsadora

    LadyIsadora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, I have a question about that 10 years thing. I was reading somewhere that they stop laying after a couple or so years. I dont remember where I read that but I would really like to know the truth of it. It will make a huge difference in how I manage my flock. I will have Rouen and golden 300 ducks and MAYBE a pekin if they pick up on their foraging. They did do a bit better today.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I have 1 drake that was 11 yrs old this month and i have a duck who will be 11 in July, My 10yr old duck laid a couple eggs last year. My 8 yr old just laid her first egg today and she laid all last summer. mine are Muscovy so by end of Sept they are through for the year. They may not lay as many as as often once they reach 3 yrs on but I don't just have mine for eggs and dif not meat so I don't mind having them around for as long as they care to stay. They have wiped out the grass hopper pop here and most other nuisance bugs so I am happy with them plus they make me laugh. best therapy in the world. As far as foraging here there has to be something to forage. Winter isn't a good time for foraging here in the mountains but once it begins to warm and things begin to grow mine love to forage.
     
  3. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks discovered the pool. They love it so much they lost their heads! See??

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    Potato and Waffles are starting to warm up to them.

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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    They be one nice flock very soon. sweet pics.
     
  5. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Overrun With Chickens

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    They look quite happy. They have grown so fast!
     
  6. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Overrun With Chickens

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    I took some pics yesterday and wanted to share
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    My other 2 were being camera shy
     
  7. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    I love that grey one, so pretty!
     
  8. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Kaessa

    Kaessa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No ducklings in the mail today. [​IMG]

    According to Metzer (yes, I called) they're scheduled for delivery tomorrow. I CAN'T TAKE ALL THIS WAITING OMG
     
  10. Darnbunnies

    Darnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know the feeling . . . You track the package of precious and then, "Eh? Umm what? WHAT? No, not today." So disappointing. But you will be happy tomorrow the they arrive. -DB
     

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