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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZakoHero, Jan 17, 2013.
Any other suggestions appreciated!
I wound up with a Cayuga, a Welsh Harlequin, a Khaki Campbell, and a Blue Swedish, because I couldn't decide.
Which was your favorite breed out of all of them?!
Our silver Swedish don't fly.. They will leave the yard when the gutters fill with water. Ours free range in the front yard, we have a wall the goes around the yard & a see threw wire fence to keep them in by the driveway. Lauren has been giving us a egg every day. you can see part of the fence in this photo.. We are doing a patio so the are climbing up the dirt pile looking for bug's
We plant so we can have give them greens daily.. I find Lauren eating the lemon tree leaves.. that tree died from either a beetle or something got it?? So I have been giving her the grapefruit tree leaves, along with a neighbor that has a mass garden.. She brings the extra's over for our flock..
I heard they don't do well in confinement...is that true?!
Me either! I didn't mean to sound rude... hope it didn't come across that way.
Here are two of my little splash Swedes. This one is going to be crested, his little tuft grows more each day.
I absolutely love his feet, and he has 2 little black stripes on the center of his bill, like a little goatee.
She's a real sweetie. First one to run to my hand for treats. Her feet are almost totally black, but she has more yellow on her body.
Here's the black one. She's a little shy. She has a couple lighter spots on her feet, but body more black overall. Chest is now starting to turn from yellow to white.
Beauties! I hope mine grow up that pretty!
Hand raise them.. They love when I have the water running. I put my feet out there and tap the ground, they come running to see what is under my feet. The cats hang out with them and our chicken's. Go visit people I your area that have duck's or a rescue place. BYC has a Fourm for your state.. Check in with them to see who has some close by you.. Our community has more chicken's than duck's. We have a sign up at the end of the driveway that explains our property is a certified wildlife habitat.. It is from the National Wildlife Federation. It explains the 4 basic elements needed for wildlife to thrive. Food, water,cover & places to raise young.. If you have a bird bath that covers you for water. A wood pile & tree's covers you for a place to raise young ect.. Here is the plaque.
Keep us posted on what you decide.. And photo's
I think I'm gonna go with two welshes and a khaki. They must be quite breeds... Are these quite in your experiences?
NOTHING DOES WELL IN CONFINEMENT !! People should not get a pet if it cannot feel & see the sun and do what it would normally do in the wild..Saying that duck don't need a huge pond, but need water constantly..