The Duck Thread

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

  1. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2013
    Same ducklings are so much more fun :D
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2015
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Sweet video but I felt they really wanted to get out of the pool please make a way for them to get in an out safely.
  3. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Rouen ducks are nice and big. Calm too. I've never had any myself but jumbo Peking are even bigger.
  4. LadyIsadora

    LadyIsadora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2015
    Im new to ducks so take this with a grain of salt. The advantage is, Im new to ducks, so Ive been reading A LOT for several weeks, now I just have to hope my recall powers are up to snuff [​IMG]

    For Mallard derivatives:

    According to posts on this very forum, the voice sexing is pretty dang accurate, often heard at around 4 weeks, and often relied upon when making decisions as to the management of the flock before they reach maturity at 4-5 months (when the drakes will usually get their drake feather)

    I have two Pekin. I also heard the first real quack at 3 weeks. I tried to get her to do it again for my DH but he did not get to hear it for another 3 days. LOL

    They are now almost 6 weeks, still only one duck actually quacking, though both are vocal at times especially when they met the new ducklings yesterday through a gate. They were very excited about the little week old squeekers and let me know they wanted to get at them. I am sure I have a duck and a drake.

    For non mallard derivatives:
    I have no stinkin' clue. LOL I disregarded facts specific to these because I dont plan on having any at this point & my little brain can only hold so much info.

    I certainly hope it is accurate as Mr. Drake is destine for kitchen duty well before that drake feather is supposed to make an appearance.
  5. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    It would be crazy if I have 6 females and one male. It would mean I could keep everyone easily. But I'm not going to get attached to the idea just yet... Freezer camp will come for any extra drakes as was always my intention.
    Oh though it would be nice to keep them all... It's a bit harder (I see now) when you hatch them yourself...
  6. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2014
    Northwest Ohio
    These guys are so cute, they make my brain stop working.

  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I can understand same thing just happened to me. [​IMG]
  8. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    West Virginia
    My Coop

    Me three! [​IMG]
  9. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    So cute!
    Mine are so big already. They grow mind bogglingly fast.
  10. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2014
    Round Rock, TX
    Omg, they are so cute!

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