TSC ducklings!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by puredelite, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. puredelite

    puredelite Chillin' With My Peeps

    As a follow-up to my post yesterday 'bout how to sex Pekin ducklings, went back to TSC today and attempted to vent sex 5 ducklings. I say attempted, I watched the Metzer video on Youtube that goes into detail 'bout how it's done. Left my eyeglasses in the truck and was too lazy I guess to go back out in the rain to get them. A shopper there admiring the ducks and chicks was willing to offer a second opinion on my guess-work so only time will tell how many of what sex they are. I do plan on raising some off these so hope I don't end up with all drakes! Got to the checkout and the cashier asked how many I had in the box. When I replied "5" she informed me that in my great state of Virginia they can sell no less than 6 ducklings or chicks at a time. I guess I shouldn't be surprised at all that government control has entended to almost every phase of our existence! So... guess that I need help in deciding how many ducklings I actually need. On the bright side, the extra one may be the only hen in the bunch!!
     
  2. Duck Mad

    Duck Mad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG! I know rules are rules etc ... But how on earth can they tell you that you cant have less than 6! very strange rule i think..
    but hey I'd never turn down extra ducks lol
     
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    I hope you didn't get all females [​IMG] Enjoy the ducklings [​IMG]
     
  4. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    I hope you didn't get all females [​IMG] Enjoy the ducklings [​IMG]

    ETA: This post was just in case ya didn't hear me the first time [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  5. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
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    How very odd this topic came up. My twin sister gifted my girls with two ducklings today. I almost forgot and gave them med. starter. Had to drive back to feed store for the non-med kind.Another thing they make everyone buy six chicks, they let her buy two. Got gifted with those too.
     
  6. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
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    Also anybody know what kind they are selling? They look like the mallards babies I see when fishing.
     
  7. AmberLea88

    AmberLea88 Out Of The Brooder

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    As a worker at TSC i can tell you the reason you have to buy at least 6 ducklings/chicks is incase some die, this is a common rule upon all TSC stores. I know it's a crazy rule but it does make sense. In our store we currently have Pekin ducks, buff orpington chicks, black sex linked chicks, assorted reds and another that i cannot remember. Not all the stores are carrying the same kind at the same time, it depends on the hatchery nearest your local TSC.

    As a soon to be parent of Cayuga ducklings i hope everyone is enjoying their new additions, i know i cannot wait for ours to come in the mail![​IMG]
     
  8. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
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    Question, does TSC get there fowl strictly from Ideal? or is it solely dependent on the location of the TSC and the closest hatchery?
     
  9. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our TSC (both of them) have a min of 2 (FL and AL)
     
  10. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My tsc is 5 chicks and 2 duckilings as the minimum. Not both together but a minimum of either 2 ducklings or 5 chicks.
     

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