The Duck Thread

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

  1. Jdc361

    Jdc361 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I'm not saying complete confinement. I mean that they will have a pond and a house, but it will be a large fenced in area. Just not free range.
     
  2. City farm

    City farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure.. I think so.. We only have this pair..
     
  3. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quiet and female ducks don't belong in the same sentence, lol. If you want quiet go with Muscovy and clip their wings so they can't fly. Mine are louder than chickens but aren't as loud as a rooster.
     
  4. Jdc361

    Jdc361 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they quite?
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Could we please unpack "confinement?" I have heard different definitions.
     
  6. Jdc361

    Jdc361 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you mean?
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    What does confinement look like? Less than a certain square footage? Not free-range?

    I have seen strong opinions on topics like cold hardiness, but no references on the thread (before I asked) as to actual temperature. So, someone might say, "my ducks don't mind 20F," when what they did was have access for the ducks to a shelter that remained no colder than 40F.

    So, what does confinement look like, when we are talking about it?
     
  8. Jdc361

    Jdc361 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Confinement is living in a coop and having a run/fenced in area instead of free range
     
  9. Lizzy456

    Lizzy456 Out Of The Brooder

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    You weren't rude , don't worry , I just didn't know about the splash variation in Swedishes , so with the feet and bill description I thought they sounded like Anconas. Those ducklings are so beautiful! The first ones feet remind me of spokes on a wheel :D
     
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  10. Kaessa

    Kaessa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, they're still only three weeks old, but I love the Cayuga. She's definitely my favorite. She's feisty and in charge and not afraid to take on the big ducks. The Welsh Harlequin is a sweetie and very even tempered, and she loves to cuddle. The Khaki is a bit more stand-offish, but she's coming around. My Blue Swedish HATES to be picked up or touched. She's a yeller, too. Non-stop peeping and talking from that one.
     

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