The Duck Thread

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

  1. Bonji

    Bonji Out Of The Brooder

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    Man those ducklings are so cute. I haven't had any luck with hatching any yet. Lost 5 to a goanna most recently. I have 2 muscovies still sitting on 15 eggs though. Anyone had any dealings with moving chicken eggs from out under a duck in n the later stages and replacing them with ducklings? It's day 18 for the chook eggs tomorrow and i have a small incubator inside ready to go. I have no idea what would be the best day to move them and how cranky my duck will get?
     
  2. Loc20chick

    Loc20chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pekins grow very fast & are a meat breed and I have read they are the ones mostly in the stores, I kept some thinking I could raise for meat but they are so cute. I sold them last week as I only want to keep Muscovy now for eggs and to sell ducklings.
     
  3. KBgirls

    KBgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great Pictures, they are beautiful!!!
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

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  5. jtn42248

    jtn42248 Overrun With Chickens

    Those Ancona ducks are outstanding. I think I am looking at my next breed. I also love the Runners. Great pictures.
     
  6. saulsberry

    saulsberry Out Of The Brooder

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    So cute, i can't wait till mine have ducklings. My ducks LOVE their dish pan, they sit in it too and bathe. Its so fun to watch them take turns now that they are full size.
     
  7. wafflesandmoe

    wafflesandmoe Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey does anyone know another great place to order ducklings from besides Metzer? They don't have the breed of duckling available the date that I want.
     
  8. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are quite a few hatcheries. What are you looking for? I've gotten ducks that came from Ideal before. Just be warned ideal will seed lots of male chicks "for warmth" if you aren't ordeing a full box.
     
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  9. wafflesandmoe

    wafflesandmoe Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm looking at getting 3 or 4 pekin and 3 or 4 black Swedish. They have black swedish when I want, but not pekin
     
  10. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have lots of dates at Metzer when they are both available.
     

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