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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lovesgliders, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. lovesgliders

    lovesgliders Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just some newbie questions. Would greatly appreciate answers!

    1. I read somewhere of someone referring to a duck's "bean." My interest is piqued. What part of the duck is the bean? LOL

    2. Are ducklings just clumsy sometimes, or is an occasional "oops, I rocked too far back on my heels and tumbled over" something to be worried about? indicative of a niacin deficiency or me being an overprotective worrywort?

    3. What is TSC? I see this ALL THE TIME here but I have no clue. Is it a store? I live out an island with virtually no stores so 'scuse my ignorance.

    4. Do you shut your ducks in at night or are they happier just left to their own devices? Do they tend to go in the shelter/coop at night on their own like chickens do? Please note that safety isn't a factor because we use VERY secure pens (buried perimeter, total roof coverage, close to our house) for our poultry.
     
  2. Chriswardens52

    Chriswardens52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha i can only help you one one . I dont know but my ducklings are really tumbley if thats a word. They tumbled all over the place. Yes they would get up to quick and fall over their heels . The other three ? u posted i cant help you . So enjoy ur tumbly ducks hehe
     
  3. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    The bean is the thing on the end of their beaks.
    TSC is Tractor Supply Company
    Your ducks might want to stay out all night but for their fasety lock them up at night or you might not have ducks in the monring
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:1. I suspect someone was referring to a drake's male part. [​IMG] Can I change my answer? [​IMG]
    2. Depends upon the age, in a way. Do you make sure they get enough niacin?

    3. TSC = Tractor Supply Company, a large chain of farm and feed supply stores.

    4. I don't lock my ducks in a duck house/coop every night, too hot here. But I do have them in a pretty secure pen. If you really want to test your pen(s), go break into one using your hands and thinking like a hungry raccoon would. You'd be surprised. Ducks like to sleep leaning against a fence or wall when outside, make sure nothing can reach through and grab them.
     
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  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Another example of my overactive imagination! [​IMG] Yep, Nicky knows a LOT more about ducks than I do!
     
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  6. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 seemed perfectly content on their pond last night at 10pm when we got home, but we chased them out of the pond and when they didn't want to walk to their duck house, I scooped Cadbury up and handed her to DH and then scooped up Ally and we carried them to their house to close them in.
    I haven't seen anything in our fenced back yard to snack on them, but I don't have a desire to chance it.
     
  7. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dang Ranchy!!! [​IMG] Your somehting you know that [​IMG]
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Do I get points for creativity? [​IMG]
     
  9. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    You sure do!!! 100 points heading your way
    10.......... 20.......... 30.......... 40.......... 50.......... 60.......... 70.......... 80..........90 ..........100 .......... + 10 bonus.......... with it being a Sunday. [​IMG]
     
  10. ducksinarow

    ducksinarow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I referred to the bean on a ducks bill in an earlier post on sexing campbells. It is the little bump on the end of the bill. On 4-6 week campbells the bean on a drake is black. Females have brownish beans. This is for campbell sexing only.
     

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