to be or not to be? (indian runners)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by animalloverabh, May 18, 2010.

  1. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    right, so i was planning to get some runners, but what makes this breed such a good duck......ive never had runners before so any advice about runners? do they like mud?
    do they dig the garden up? do they like a pond or a kiddie pool? do they need anything special for runners? sorry to make yoou play 20 q lol but im realy exsited![​IMG]
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    They come in so many different colours- and are very pretty. The upright stance they have makes them look very interesting. They are great egg layers.

    Mine do tend to dig up the lawn around where the pool is- and make a mess in any mud... But I wouldnt change anything about them..they are absolutely gorgeous ducks.
  3. fisharescary

    fisharescary Songster

    Feb 23, 2010
    I love their funny looks. They're great egg layers, superior foragers (good for garden, duck health, and your wallet!) and on the smaller side, so you can justify getting more of them (yet not as noisy as the smaller Calls)!
  4. jjrabbit2

    jjrabbit2 Songster

    Mar 24, 2009
    Kuna Id
    I only bought one and I am wishing I bought more. I got the fawn white runner! So cute and entertaining. She is 8 weeks old now! Loves the water and mud! Not skidish like I thought either. She was raised with 6 chicks and 5 other ducks (Blue Swedish, Khaki cambell and rouen).
  5. tia

    tia Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    I love the way they look. I think they are also very sweet. They are funny and entertaining. It is hard to resist all of that cuteness. : )

  6. L0rraine

    L0rraine Songster

    May 20, 2009
    Whidbey Island
    Is this a little blue? He's awfully cute.
  7. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    I vote yes, get some indian runner ducklings.
  8. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    ok so i am going to get runners after all..but 1 more question,do i get 1 day olds or week olds or what?
  9. WadeMD

    WadeMD Songster

    Dec 16, 2009
    near Frederick, MD
    All ducks I've ever seen will turn a wet spot in the yard into a mudhole! They enjoy digging down through the grass and eating anything they can find (and mouthing everything else too).
  10. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    Where can you get the Indian runners???

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