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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZakoHero, Jan 17, 2013.
Runners are great egg layers don't think you'll be disappointed at all.
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,
What do you want them for? Calls are known to be the hardest to hatch and don't have very good hatch rates.
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%.
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
Yep! Mrs. Campbell actually bred a really good egg-laying runner into the line to get the good egg production of the Khaki Campbells.
My 7wk olds don't understand the concept of frozen water
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?
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.