The Duck Thread

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

  1. duckies1230

    duckies1230 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations, they are adorable when they are little, and grow up beautiful but way too fast!
     
  2. backyardflock1

    backyardflock1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratz!!! I am very excited for you! [​IMG] [​IMG]I remember when my two pekins arrived, now they are massive, [​IMG]. I am getting seven chicks on June 8th, so I am excited for that too. Hope you have fun with your new babies!
     
  3. duckies1230

    duckies1230 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know if that's too cold, to let them play today. Maybe I'll just put warmer water in the pool! Please, any suggestions??? I gotta get n the move, I have to get ready for work!!!
     
  4. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good, I thought I was going nuts when I looked at those pictures and thought, "Are those WH?" Love those! Very jealous :)

    LadyIsadora, I like your suggestions! :) I'm trying to teach mine "treats". They already answer me when I say, "I'm coming, babies."

    Reese, love the morning photos, hehe :) Someone looks very chipper about going outside!
     
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  5. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I meant to answer this above. I give mine supervised playtime in water. They are only allowed to be in there so long before I pull them out because they will start to shiver after a bit. If you watch them, you can tell about when that point is approaching (ie ten minutes, fifteen, etc.) I read that mother ducks will monitor the time their babies spend in the water, so that's what I do.
     
  6. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Birds on the brain Premium Member

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    @Lizzy456 Congrats! Looking forward to pics. My babies (2 pekins & 2 rouens) are 3 weeks old today. They grow so incredibly fast!
     
  7. AA Maple

    AA Maple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have been going outside in the daytime for the last week or so and I'm up in Maine. The first 2 weeks of life they stayed in the brooder but they seem pretty plump and well insulated now and they demand to go out every day around 7:30am now. They are very vocal about this in the morning until they can go out and graze and splash in a pot of water.

    Today I'm going to try to make a more permanent structure for them outside with a run that extends into the stream a little so they can have all the fresh water they like.
     
  8. blkjak

    blkjak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gotta love watching them when they are unaware of you.
     
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  9. Julie Birb

    Julie Birb Ducks win

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    OH so cute. I love them. Babies are precious. Sweet protective moms.
     
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  10. Julie Birb

    Julie Birb Ducks win

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    eeeee, love the rump on the upside down one.
     

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