They're here! Baby duckling pictures; come see the cuteness!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DeckDuck, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. DeckDuck

    DeckDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My new baby duckies came this morning! [​IMG] I ordered them from Metzer Farms and I was worried about just two ducklings traveling across the country for three days but they both arrived safe and sound. I thought that the Duck forum deserved some pictures after helping me figure out which breeds would be the most appropriate. I did end up going with one Blue Swede and One Buff Orpington -both female. We like pictures here, right? [​IMG]


    In their box. One of the flaps on the lid had been folded back from so many people peeking in at them. I could barely make it out of the post office with them peeping and drawing everyone over.


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    The Buff Orpington girl:


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    The Blue Swede girl. She is proving to be a very opinionated little thing.


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    AAaand, last but not least, a video of their very first explorations. [​IMG]

    Update: New clips added to the video

    http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7hZOvBBV2M
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2013
  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats
     
  3. DeckDuck

    DeckDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you :)
     
  4. poultrylubber

    poultrylubber Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are sooo cute!!!! I really want to raise some ducks:) Congrats!
     
  5. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wait to get my ducklings. We are ordering 15. 5 rouens, 5 peking, and 5 khaki campbell. My husband wants them for eating and I want them for eggs and pets...So I am getting them straight run and I will pick my favorite male to keep and then whatever females we end up with. I want to bring 2 into the house as opposed to brooding them with the others to be my pet ducks...my luck I will pick 2 males and we will end up eating one of them...I hope not. Anyway I am so eggcited for all my little fuzz babies this spring. I will be getting chicks from murray mcmurray and then a few more chicks, and ducks and turkeys from cackle hatchery.
     
  6. poultrylubber

    poultrylubber Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are soooo cute!!!! Congrats :) I really want to raise some ducks!
     
  7. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    How cute are they! kinda fun for me to see a buff.. i have two coming shortly(end of may) they er.. are rather loud, all my dogs came over to see what the heck i had [​IMG] In their defense we raised the first ducks in the house and the chickens too. [​IMG] So they are accustomed to little feathered babies. I swear i don't recall my 'scovies being this vocal, this should be interesting i intend on brooding the buffs in the duck barn(in a brooder) wonder how they'll like the noisy companions.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    They are precious, thanks for sharing them with us. [​IMG]
     
  9. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

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    Baby ducklings never get old...as in; I hatch every year or 2 and every time I see another baby duck, I want to hatch more of them. Such cuteness! Too bad they grow up so stinkin' fast!
    Lisa
     
  10. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to have some muscovy ducks, but I can't find them anywhere to order from. Every once in awhile there are some people on craigslist trying to sell some, but they are a good little stretch away from us.
     

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