The Duck Thread

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

  1. Jdc361

    Jdc361 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there any breeds I should stay away from?
     
  2. KuroKitsune

    KuroKitsune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no their all good i've owned a few diiferent breeds and never havd trouble with any of them
     
  3. Jdc361

    Jdc361 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok good... Could I get two females and a male?
     
  4. KuroKitsune

    KuroKitsune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes that ratio should work
     
  5. Jdc361

    Jdc361 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They won't overbreed? What is the calmest, most mellow, duck breed?
     
  6. KuroKitsune

    KuroKitsune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they could but then they also may not depends on the drake...i have 1 drake and 3 girls and this number works well with my ducks. my cayuga and the welsh harlequin i had were/are very calm ducks
     
  7. Jdc361

    Jdc361 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was your welsh a drake or duck?
     
  8. Kaessa

    Kaessa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'd probably want to raise the baby separately, at least until he was as big as Quincy. An adult drake can do a lot of damage to a duckling, or even kill it, in a very short time. Have you thought about getting another adult duck? A girl for him?
     
  9. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about your chicks, but yay for the others!



    If it were me, I would not mix babies with adults unless I was putting newborns under a broody hen. I would try to find another adult for your boy to have a friend.

    Okay I have a question. I think I have a boy and a girl, but I have yet to hear anyone quack. They are a month old. I'm pretty sure the boy is a boy, because he is quieter and a little bit bigger than the other duckling. He says "peef" instead of peep, in a softer voice. The second duckling is always chattering or saying "PEEP! PEEP! PEEP!" and is louder than the other duckling. Does anyone think that this could be an indicator that I have a girl?
     
  10. Crazy4Fowl

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    My duck coop

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