Thread for my new ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PearlTheDuck, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. PearlTheDuck

    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Your ducks are gorgeous! Yes, It would be interesting! What makes you think the Pekin might be a Drake? I've actually thought it is a drake because it's so friendly! But we'll have to wait and see :)
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good memory TheTwoRoos! Everyone is fine. You were right that it was a pecking order issue. After about two weeks the younger male won the top drake spot. He is a much kinder leader and so there is usually peace. Your hen is very pretty, by the way! [​IMG] PearlThe Duck, your ducklings are beautiful! I miss having ducklings so I am going to have to live vicariously (dh only agreed to three ducks and I have five and like my marriage). So, keep the pictures coming! :) It will be interesting to see if the Peking ends up a drake and the khakis hens. [/quote nice flock too
     
  3. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drakes are mire friendly it seems.By 3 ir 4 months you may be able tell.I remmebr one of my pekin drakes at about 3 1/2 minths would chase me to get hia girl.He would also call to her.
     
  4. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had two more khakis but the drake git killed a long time ago and the other female got killed by an unknown predator,but that was just back in decmeber i think.The drakes are ok too,mine could fly.
     
  5. QuackSpeak

    QuackSpeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I spelled picture wrong in the ovation lol... [​IMG] Picture not picure
     
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  6. cheezenkwackers

    cheezenkwackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
    Like you both said, I thought he might be a drake because he is so friendly. Both my drakes were my favorites when they were little because they were so nice. Now that they are 6 months and 1 year old, I think my girls are a little sweeter than them.
     
  7. PearlTheDuck

    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm.. well we will have to wait and see! :)


    here in Texas it's going to get up to 100 F tommarow IN FEBRUARY, it's supposed to be winter! But then again, I don't like the cold anyway
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Wow 100 already you all are as hardy a folk as those living in frigid temps.

    How is your lil Pekin doing today? do you give them vits in their drinking water? I know some don't but I have always given Poultry Nutri Drench in their drinking water daily for the first week then every other day for 2 weeks then taper off to 1X a week. Just my way of helping them get as good a start as possible.

    I gave my children multi vits daily too [​IMG]
     
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  9. PearlTheDuck

    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pekin is doing great, they are all very active today, playing in their water and running around.

    I have never given Nutri Drench to any of the birds I've had, but I will definitely consider it.
     
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  10. Ashleymarie529

    Ashleymarie529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amen about the Texas heat in FEBRUARY. It stinks some times, but I'll take it over cold weather! ;)
     
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