The Duck Thread

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

  1. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Thank you, it seems like an awful lot of girls. A lot of what a read said early quackers are female, but I can't remember if it held true for my others or not.
     
  2. tinkerfairy

    tinkerfairy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I am raising my first flock of ducklings this year we have 5 still inside. Does anyone have ducklings that prefer humans to other ducks? I have one runner that would rather be in my arms or on my shoulder than with the flock. She calls for me and wiggles her tail like a dog as soon as my hands are low enough she climbs right on. She's a very sweet and loving duckling she doesn't interact with the other ducklings much she will lay alone and call for me to come get her, she's a snuggler loves to sleep on me. Do you think she will stay this way when grown? All of the ducklings enjoy attention they greet me when I go visit but she's extra spoiled
     
  3. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's hard to tell, they can be like this for a while, and then the can all of a sudden become really scared of u, so it's hard to tell
     
  4. tinkerfairy

    tinkerfairy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine follow me everywhere when I let them in the floor we've had 3 for a month and they treat me like I'm mom they groom me call for me and love to lay on me and nap
     
  5. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Lol
    Yeah my ducklings call me for everything... Waters low, brooders dirty, we're board... Many, many calls a day... good thing their cute. :)
     
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  6. tinkerfairy

    tinkerfairy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine too they let me know when they need something or just want attention they're very smart babies. We change shavings every other day and clean and refill water about 3 times a day. Now they've gotten to where they want to play in the floor so they can run around its adorable couldn't believe how loud those feet are when they get going, I'm not looking forward to moving them outside but I'm sure they will be happy having room and a kiddie pool to play in. We use a plastic rabbit litter pan for their water so they can get in it and splash around. Mine even call me when there water is dirty I have become a duckling maid
     
  7. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What age would u take them of the heat lamp, and what age can u put them outside?
     
  8. tinkerfairy

    tinkerfairy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to try to keep mine in till they're feathered better had 3 of ours a month and 2 for 2 weeks I don't have to use a light with mine they're in a plastic storage tub in a warm room. I gave them a brood light when I got them and it made them pant so I took it away when I pick them up they always feel good and warm
     
  9. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok :) thanks
     
  10. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Very smart babies for sure. Glad I'm not the only one playing duck maid :lol:
     
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