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The Duck Thread

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

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Runners are great egg layers don't think you'll be disappointed at all.
     
  2. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In about 2 or 3 weeks I am going to hatch another 24 ducks, but I'm not sure what o should get, I would like to have a range maybe about 6 of 4 different kinds, but I don't really know any breed :( maybe some runner ducks, or calls ducks or something but I'm not sure,
    Any suggestions? :)
     
  3. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you want them for? Calls are known to be the hardest to hatch and don't have very good hatch rates.
     
  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    More important is the protein content. Ducks need more protein than chicks. Check your bag. The protein content for 0-2 weeks old should be 18-20%. 2-8 weeks old - 16-18%.
     
  5. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want them just for pets, maybe for laying as well I will sell most of the eggs but I don't mind, last year I hatched 2 out of 3 calls, they all pipped and we're doing well, but one got stuck and I tried to help it, but it died :( but I don't mind what kind :)
     
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  6. Kaessa

    Kaessa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep! Mrs. Campbell actually bred a really good egg-laying runner into the line to get the good egg production of the Khaki Campbells.
     
  7. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 7wk olds don't understand the concept of frozen water
     
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  8. wafflesandmoe

    wafflesandmoe Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all, I just have a quick, but very important question. So I want to get ducklings, but I'm not sure if I want to order hatching eggs or the ducklings themselves. I like the idea of incubatung them, an I have done it before with one egg, and a makeshift incubator, but I'm worried because then I will have no control over the male to female ratio. I know that if you have too many males per female it can lead to over mating and aggression. So what should I do? Get the eggs or the ducklings?
     
  9. Miss Lydia

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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Well you pretty much summed it up, if you get hatching eggs it's usually a 50/50 ratio or pretty close to it. with ducklings you can order just what you want. [​IMG]
     

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